Dal And Potato Stew

Course : Curry
Serves: 4
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1 cup chana dal
4 cups water
2 teaspoons salt
4 tablespoons ghee
2 large potatoes -- peeled and chopped
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/4 teaspoon turmeric
2 large ripe tomatoes -- (or one can stewed) -- peeled and chopped
2 teaspoons garam masala -- (or curry powder)
1 teaspoon cumin powder

Preparation / Directions:

Boil together the chana dal,and water.. Simmer slowly for 40 minutes until dal is tender. In a separate frying pan, heat the ghee, cayenne, cumin, the rest of the salt, garam masala and turmeric. Heat the spices in the ghee for a few minutes and add the potatoes. Stir until the potatoes are coated, then add the tomatoes. Cook until boiling. Pour the potato mixture into the dal mixture. Cook all together until the potatoes are tender. If too thick, add more water. Serve with rice or chapattis

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