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This is an easy and tasty recipe for dhal that I modified after seeing it
in Classic Indian Easy, Delicious and Authentic recipes.   

                     *  Exported from  MasterCook  *


Recipe By     : combination of various recipes
Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
Categories    : 
  Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
--------  ------------  --------------------------------
     2/3  cup           red split lentils
     1/3  cup           yellow lentils
   1      teaspoon      turmeric
   1 1/2  cups          water
   1                    onion -- chopped
   1                    tomato -- chopped
     1/2  teaspoon      mustard seeds
     1/2  teaspoon      cumin seeds
   1                    garlic clove -- crushed
     1/4  teaspoon      turmeric
     1/2  teaspoon      chili powder
     1/4  teaspoon      gram masala

1.  Place the lentils, split peas, green chilies, turmeric, and water in a 
heavy pan and bring to a boil.  Simmer, covered, for 30-40 minutes, until 
lentils are soft.  Mash the lentils, thinning with hot water if necessary.

2.  While lentils are cooking,  dry saute  in a non stick pan the mustard 
and cumin seeds  and fry, stirring until they sputter and crack. Add 1/4 
teaspoon turmeric, chili powder and gram masala  and keep stirring so the 
spices don't burn.  Add chopped onion and garlic with a little water for  
saute and keep stirring until onions get browned.  Add the chopped tomato, 
and stir unti the tomoato gets mushy.  

3.  Add onion/spice mixture to dal.  Add salt and stir to make sure all 
spices mix well with the dal.

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Serving Ideas : serve with basamati rice  and yogurt