Tuesday, 6 October 2015

YELLOW SPLIT PEA DHAL


YELLOW SPLIT PEA DHAL:

http://lekkerreseptevirdiejongergeslag.blogspot.co.za/2015/10/yellow-split-pea-dhal.html

Ingredients:
250g yellow split pea
1 litre water
2 slices of ginger (can leave peel on)
1 stick cinnamon
3/4 tsp turmeric
1/2 red chilli cut into two large pieces
1tbsp vegetable oil
1 small onion finely chopped
2 cloves garlic finely chopped
2cm ginger finely chopped
1/2 red chilli finely chopped
1 tsp ground coriander
1 tsp cumin seed
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 tsp garam masala
Juice 1/2 lemon
2 tomato chopped (Preferably peeled)
1 bunch chopped coriander leaf.

Method:
Rinse split pea until water runs clear.
Boil 1 litre of water, add cinnamon stick, turmeric, chilli pieces and 2 slices of ginger. Simmer for 30-45 minutes (check packaging of split pea for recommended cooking lengths.)
Heat oil in frying pan and add cumin seed. Fry for 30 seconds and add onion, chilli (add aditional chilli here if required), ginger. Fry until onion is soft. Add garlic, coriander, garam masala and salt and fry for further two minutes. Add tomato plus 100ml water and allow to cook for 20-30 minutes.
Add spice mix to split pea and stir though. Squeeze in lemon juice and serve topped with coriander leaf.
Eat as a main with roti or as a side with Biryani. 
(BBC Good Food)