04 Jun '11, 6pm

Indian Comfort Food: Dal & Rice: Every evening, countless homemakers in India pour out a spoonful of ghee (clari...

Indian Comfort Food: Dal & Rice: Every evening, countless homemakers in India pour out a spoonful of ghee (clari...

Every evening, countless homemakers in India pour out a spoonful of ghee (clarified butter) into their pans. The ghee melts into a clear, fragrant pool. Cumin seeds crackle. Slowly, the air fills up with the irresistible aroma of asafoetida powder. A few quick manipulations later, there is dal: a beautiful shade of yellow, piping hot, and ready to pleasure the palate. Today, I invite you to share with me the delights of dal-chawal, the dinner millions in India love! It is amazingly simple to make, rich with health benefits, and absolutely delicious. First things first, the recipe: Split yellow lentils/pigeon peas/arhar dal, washed: 1 cup Ghee (clarified butter): 1 teaspoon Asafoetida powder/hing: a pinch Cumin seeds/zeera: ½ tsp Turmeric powder/haldi: ½ tsp Salt to taste Freshly washed and chopped cilantro leaves to garnish the dal Lemon juice ( optional) Boil the dal with...

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