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Sunday, June 29, 2014

Back in action again

Hello Everyone
I hope you are all doing very well.  As you may have noticed I haven't posted anything for a while .  So finally I will share with you a lovely dal recipe. 

 Black Lentil Coconut Dal

Recipe By     :  Chef Shobhan
Serving Size  : 4     Preparation Time :0:00
Categories    :
  Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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  1                cup  black lentils -- soak for at least an hour
  1                can  coconut milk
  1         tablespoon  ghee or coconut oil
  1           teaspoon  mustard seeds (black)
  1              small  onion -- chopped
  1                     jalapeno pepper -- chopped
  2           handfuls  spinach -- chopped
  1           teaspoon  ground cumin
     1/2      teaspoon  ground coriander
     1/4      teaspoon  ground turmeric
Drain and rinse the lentils and place in a medium sized pan and add the coconut milk.  Then add a cup of water.  Mix and bring to the boil.  Once boiling reduce heat to low and simmer for twenty minutes.
While the dal is cooking, in a separate pan melt some ghee or coconut oil, add the black mustard seeds.  Fry for a minute and add the onions, jalapeno and saute till onion brown a little.  Then add the spinach and saute or another minute, or until the spinach is wilted.
Add the contents of the pan to the dal when dal is soft. (around twenty minutes).  Stir it together and serve with brown basmati rice or nan.
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NOTES : Lentils are very high in calcium, a good source of protein, iron, phosphorus and copper, and a very good source of dietary fiber, folate and manganese.

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