Lentil Dahl

Course : Curry
Serves: 1
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2 cups green or brown lentils
1 stick cinnamon -- (3 inch)
1 piece bay leaf
3 cloves garlic
2 slices ginger root -- (1 inch thick)
1 tablespoon turmeric
3/4 medium lemon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon cayenne
3 tablespoons ghee
1 dash asafetida
1/2 teaspoon whole cumin seeds

Preparation / Directions:

Wash lentils and drain. Combine with 6 cups water, cinnamon stick, bay leaf, garlic cloves, ginger slices and turmeric. Bring to a boil, lower heat and simmer for 40 minutes, until lentils are tender and the water has been reduced significantly. Slice lemon thinly and add to the pot with salt, black pepper and cayenne. Simmer for a further 5 minutes. Just before serving, heat ghee until hot, add asafetida and cumin seeds and sauté until the seeds begin to color. Pour over top of dahl and serve over rice.

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