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Tarka Dhal (Garlic with lentils)

Submitted by Ken Hawksworth 14 October 2009

I feel the most simple and underestimated Indian Style Vegetarian Starter, Snack, Main course,Cold as a canape topping



120gm Red lentils or Yellow split peas,which is my favorite 1/2 tsp. Turmeric 2tsp Salt 1Lt Water 1tbs Clarified butter 2 Cloves garlic (peeled & sliced) 1/2tsp Cumin seeds


• Fry the lentils and turmeric in half the ghee for 2 mins (not to brown) • Add water and bring to boil, simmer for app. 1/2 hour or until lentils are cooked • The dal should be of a thick soup consistency (look after water content) • Heat clarified butter, add garlic until dark brown, add cumin • Add salt to taste

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