Dhal Recipe: Low Fat, Low Sugar

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Dhal Recipe: Low Fat, Low Sugar

Dhal can be made using a variety of mung beans, split peas and lentils. Wash the pulses well before use and check for any small stones or grit.

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Ingredients: Dhal Recipe: Low Fat, Low Sugar

For four people

8 oz / 200 g lentils

1 bay leaf

2 cloves garlic, crushed

1 teaspoon of fresh ginger, finely chopped

1 small onion, finely chopped

1 pint / 550 ml water

2 tablespoon olive oil

1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds

salt to taste

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Instructions: Dhal Recipe: Low Fat, Low Sugar

  • Put the lentils, bay leaf, garlic, ginger and onion in a pint of water in a heavy bottomed saucepan.
  • Bring to the boil and simmer on minimum heat for 45 minutes.
  • Just before serving, fry the cumin seeds briefly in the olive oil and then stir cumin seeds plus oil into the dhal.
  • Serve the dhal hot with a selection of vegetables or crudites.
Variations

  • Use a selection of other flavourings such as ground asafetida, turmeric, coriander, fenugreek, mustard seed, garam masala, cayenne pepper, lemon, limes, tamarind paste. Try with 1/4 teaspoonful of each of your selection to start with.