Khichdi

Serves 6 Ingredient 1 cup small split yellow dal, pre-soak for 30 minutes 1 cup of rice 2 tablespoon ghee (clarified butter) 1 tablespoon of cumin seeds ½ teaspoon of asafetida (Kayam) powder (found at specialty Indian store) 1 teaspoon turmeric powder 1 small piece of ginger, grated 2 green chilies, chopped 2 cloves garlic, […]

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Not-so-dull Dal

Serves 6 INGREDIENTS 3 tablespoons canola oil 2 teaspoons cumin seeds 3 dried red chiles Pinch asafetida (optional) 1 medium red onion, halved and thinly sliced 1 jalapeño (cored and seeded to make more mild), finely chopped 1 tablespoon kosher salt 2 garlic cloves, peeled and finely chopped 1½ cups washed masoor dal or yellow […]

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Tarka Daal

Serves 6 Ingredients 1 pound chana dal (dried yellow split peas), rinsed until the water runs clear 2 pints water 4 tablespoons clarified butter 2 tablespoon cumin seeds 1 medium onion, finely chopped 3 to 4 whole green chilies, pricked with a knife 1 small (2 inch) piece fresh ginger, grated 3 cloves garlic, peeled […]

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