Posted by admin on Jul - 1 - 2013 under Uncategorized
Ingredients
  • 2 cups yellow split peas
  • 8-10 cups of water
  • 1 chopped onion
  • 1 head of garlic about 7-10 pieces (reserve 1 chopped clove for chowkeing the dhal)
  • 1 tsp whole geera (reserve 1 tsp whole geera for chowkeing the dhal)
  • 1 tsp ground turmeric
  • Wiri wiri peppers
  • 2 tsp salt
  • Cuisine: Cooking time: 60 mins Serving: 6 people

    Dhal is a staple in West Indian cooking. It can be served alongside any dish; veg and non-veg; or just by itself as a soup or a protein packed drink. There’re are many different varieties of dhal and ingredient that can be added when making, but this recipe explains how to make plain yellow split pea dhal.

    Directions

    • Wash split peas and begin boiling
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    • About 5 minutes later, a foam will start to form around the sides of the pot. Using a spoon discard the foam
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    • Add the chopped onions, garlic, peppers, turmeric, geera and salt
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    • Boil for approximately 45 minutes on medium heat to low heat.¬† The water should start to reduce and the dhal should thicken
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    • Using a dhal gutney, swivel the dhal until the onions, garlic, and peppers start to break down into a soupy mixture. Don’t mash too much peppers, it will be too spicy. If you don’t have a dhal gutney, you can use an immersion¬†blender or simply¬†the back of a spoon
    • Reduce heat to low
    • In a small frying pan, add about 2 tbsp. oil , the reserved chopped garlic and geera. Saute until the garlic starts turn slightly brown but not brown
    I used a ladle to fry the garlic and geera. Please be careful if you are using this method
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    • Add to cooking dhal
    • Boil for 5 to 10 more minutes until the flavors are incorporated
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