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Moong Dal

Prep:
30 m
Cook:
1 h 30 m
Ready in:
2 h 0 m
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Healthy traditional Indian dish that will boost your immune system with medicinal spices.
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INGREDIENTS
Servings: 6
Dried yellow split peas
2 1/2 cups
Water
2 1/2 cups
Salt
1 1/2 teaspoons
Grated fresh ginger root
1/2 teaspoon
Diced jalapeno chile pepper
1 teaspoon
Diced tomatoes
1/2 cup
Onion, diced 
1
Lemon juice
3 teaspoons
Ground turmeric
1/2 teaspoon
Vegetable oil
2 teaspoons
Cumin seed
1 teaspoon
Dried red chile pepper
1/2
Asafoetida
1 pinch
Garlic, finely chopped
2 cloves
Chopped fresh cilantro
 1/4 cup
DIRECTIONS
  1. Wash split peas; leave in 2 1/2 cups water to soak for 30 minutes.
  2. In a large saucepan, bring split peas and water to boil. Reduce heat to medium and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes, until tender and thickened. Add more water, if necessary, to prevent drying out. Add ginger, jalapeno pepper, diced tomatoes and onion, lemon juice and turmeric.
  3. Heat oil in a small saucepan and add cumin seed and red chili pepper. When pepper is heated mix in Asafoetida and garlic. Stir mixture into split peas and add cilantro; mix well.
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