Lucknawi Dal

Course : Curry
Serves: 6
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2 cups pink lentils
1 1/2 quarts water
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon turmeric
1 tablespoon tamarind paste
1/4 cup oil
1 tablespoon cumin seeds
1 large onion -- chopped
6 cloves garlic -- crushed
1 piece ginger -- (1 inch), chopped
1/2 teaspoon dried red chiles

Preparation / Directions:

Wash lentils and boil in water with salt, turmeric and tamarind over medium heat for 20 minutes. Heat oil in a small pot. Add cumin seeds and fry for a minute. Stir in onion, garlic and ginger and fry until onion is browned and soft. Add chile and stir for 30 seconds. Remove and pour over lentils, mix thoroughly and return to a boil. Serve with rice.

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