Friday, July 9, 2010

Another recipe from "My Indian Dinner"

The next recipe I am going to share from "My Indian Dinner" is:

Dal Curry w/ Red Split Pea & Split Mung

First, you will need to make your curry mix.  Making a spice mixture that you can save and use in any future curry dishes you will be cooking.  I would mix the following spices to taste.  If you need a recipe, it would be equal amounts of each, except double on the cumin.

In India, every household has their own masala/curry recipe and will be different from each other.  Here is my own masala/curry recipe - 1 teaspoon of each spice, except 2 teaspoons of cumin.

Red Chili powder
Smoked Paprika
Dry Dill Leaves

You will need the following ingredients for the Dal Curry:
3/4 cup Split Mung
1/4 cup Red Split Pea
1/4 cup ghee
1 large onion
10 cloves garlic minced
10 fresh curry leaves
2 tablespoon masala/curry mix
10 cherry tomatoes, sliced in halves

Wash & soak mung & split peas for 1 hour, set aside.  In a large heated pan, saute onions, garlic & curry leaves in ghee for 2 minutes.  Then add masala/curry mix and cook for another 2 minutes, until spices are toasty.

Add drained mung & split pea mixture to pan and add 4 cups of water.  Boil on low heat until the dal is tender and smooth (about 30 minutes).  At the 15 minute point, add cherry tomatoes.  Stir mixture occasionally, so it does not burn on the bottom of the pan.

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