Lentil or Split Pea Dal With Garlic Butter

Recipe by figaro8895
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READY IN: 1hr
SERVES: 8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Pick over, clean, and rinse the split peas.
  • Place them in a deep pot, add the water, turmeric, and salt, and bring to a boil. Boil the peas gently, partially covered, until they are very soft, about 45 minutes, checking and stirring occasionally to ensure they do not stick to bottom of the pan.
  • Turn off the heat and beat the split peas with a wire whisk or wooden spoon for a minute or until they look thick and creamy.
  • You should have 5 cups of puree; if not, add additional water.
  • Return the puree to the pot, add black pepper, and heat until boiling.
  • Turn off the heat and fold in the chopped coriander; keep the dal covered.
  • Heat the oil in a frying pan over medium heat. When the oil is hot, add the cumin seeds.
  • When the seeds turn several shades darker, add the garlic and optional red peppers. Cook until the garlic is browned and the oil is infused with its flavor.
  • Pour the oil-garlic mixture onto the dal. Mix well.
  • Taste for pepper and salt.
  • Serve spooned into small bowls.
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