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Dhal Fry

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Recipe from Lahore. Needs some more tips from the original cook.




  1. rinse 2-4 times, then soak dhal for 30-60 minutes
  2. heat oil, fry onions for 5-6 minutes
  3. Add garlic, ginger, 1 chilli, stir, add tamarind paste , fry 2-3 minutes
  4. add spices, stir
  5. Add tomotoes, fry 5-10 minutes until oil seperates, stir frequently
  6. drain water from dhal and add, fry for 2-3 minutes
  7. add enough water (1/2-1 cup) to cover dhal, then put a lid on, lower heat once boiling
  8. check if dhal is soft enough to eat, then serve (boil on high while stirring at end if too much water)
  9. When dhal is looking ready to eat, add ginger, 1 chilli and fry for a minute, then stir through coriander.
  10. Add coriander, stir, garnish with a bit of the chillis, ginger and coriander

Optional: Serve with lemon or lime wedges.

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