Gita's dal from Seductions of Rice by Jeffrey Alford and Naomi Duguid

  • coriander leaves
  • garlic
  • nigella seeds
  • turmeric
  • mustard oil
  • dried red chiles
  • cayenne chiles
  • masur dal

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Notes about this recipe

  • kitchen_chick on March 12, 2017

    Nice basic dal. Easy. Mine cooked faster than time listed. I didn't have mustard oil, so I added some mustard seed with the nigella.

  • Breadcrumbs on June 15, 2011

    p. 259 The book’s authors suggest that this Dal makes a good accompaniment to grilled meat and since I’d planned to make Indian-spiced grilled chicken, I knew I’d found a side dish! This was a nice, light tasting dal that was looser in consistency than dals I’ve made in the past. We served the dal warm along with some naan bread and steamed brown basmati rice for dipping, our grilled Indian-spiced chicken and the truly amazing Banana Salad from this same book. Photos here: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/787693#6610824

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