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revised dhal recipe

Here is the revised dhal recipe.  The original recipe called for yellow
split peas and not yellow lentils.  You could make the recipe with all one
one kind of bean without any problem.  The original recipe called for four
green chilies which I changed as my kids won't eat spicy foods.  Sorry for
the errors.

                     *  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 split peas
   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,  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