Moong Dhal Jhal Frezi

Course : Indian
Serves: 1
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2 ounces unsalted butter
1 pieces cinnamon stick
3 pieces cardamom pods
1 piece fresh ginger
2 medium dried chillies
1 large onion
1 clove garlic
8 ounces lentils
1 teaspoon ground turmeric
1 tablespoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 pint water
3 medium fresh green chillies
1 can chopped tomatoes
1 bunch fresh coriander

Preparation / Directions:

Melt the butter in a pan over a low heat, then add the cardamom pods (split, cooking them for just a few seconds. Add the fresh ginger and crushed dry chillies, cooking for another half minute. Turn the heat up to high and add the thinly sliced onion and garlic, cooking until they start to brown. Add lentils (which have been soaked and drained) then the turmeric, cumin powder, salt and stir in the water. Cook for 5-6 minutes to let the water dry out. Add chopped tomatoes and the fresh chillies, leaving the stalks intact. Finally add the fresh coriander to taste. Serve hot.

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