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Dahi Ki Dal (Split Pea and Yogurt Soup)

Discussion in 'Cookery Contest Recipes' started by vatsi, Dec 18, 2005.

  1. vatsi

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    Dahi Ki Dal (Split Pea and Yogurt Soup)


    ½ cup split mung beans (soaked)
    ½ cup yellow split peas (soaked)
    1 ½ cups plain yogurt
    2 medium onions (minced)
    4 tablespoon chopped cilantro
    2 teaspoons garam masala powder
    2 tablespoons garlic paste
    1 teaspoon turmeric powder
    ½ teaspoon red pepper
    1 tablespoon ghee or butter
    salt to taste
    few mint leaves (chopped)
    few coriander (cilantro) leaves (chopped)

    1 Soak split Mung Dal and pea for at least 3 hours.
    2 In a big saucepan, heat ghee. Fry onions and garlic until light golden.
    3 Add spices and few tablespoons water and heat few seconds.
    4 Add drained mung and peas with 1 cup yogurt.
    5 Cook for 8 to 10 minutes at medium-low heat.
    6 Add salt, cilantro and half cup water. Cook again for few minutes.
    7 When the legumes are tender, add remaining yogurt and simmer for 5 minutes or more.
    8 Remove from heat. Garnish and serve hot with rice or Indian Breads.


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