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  • 1 cup of Split Orange Lentils (Masoor Dal) (washed and soaked for 1/2 hour)
  • 1 Onion (thinly sliced)
  • 1 medium Tomato (chopped)
  • 1 (1-inch) piece of Ginger Root (Adrak) (peeled diced)
  • 2 cloves of Garlic (Lasan) (peeled & diced)
  • 1/4 tsp. of Turmeric Powder (Haldi)
  • 1 tsp. of Cumin Seeds (Zeera)
  • 1 tsp. of Red Chilli Powder
  • 3 1/2 cups of Water
  • 2 tbsp. of Butter

1) Drain the lentils that have been soaking. In a seperate heavy based pot boil the 3 1/2 cups of water. When water comes to a boil and in the lentils, salt, red chilli powder, turmeric powder, chopped tomatoes, ginger and garlic. Mix for about 5 minutes. Then cover the pot, reduce heat to low and let simmer for about 20 minutes or untils lentils are well done.

2) When the lentils are well done and soft, lower the heat. Now seperately in a frying pan heat the butter then add in the cumin seeds and onions. Fry well until the onions turn golden brown. Then add this to the cooked lentils and mix.

Serving Size: 4
Degree of Difficulty: Medium
Recipe Category: Main Course Beans
Recipe Ethnic Group: Pakistani