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Gobi Dal - Lentils With Cauliflower


Masoor dal (pink lentils)
½ pound
1 small
Onions – finely chopped
2 medium
Ghee or oil
½ cup
Ground chilli
1 tbsp
Freshly ground black pepper
2 tsp
Ground cumin
½ tbsp
Ground coriander
½ tbsp
Ground turmeric
2 tsp
Lemon – juice
½ of
Vegetable broth or water
2 ½ cups
Desiccated coconut
2 ounces
½ tbsp
1 tbsp
Raw cashewnuts
4 ounces

Wash the lentils well and drain. Heat the ghee or oil in a large saucepan and fry the onions. When they soften add the chili, pepper, cumin, coriander, and turmeric. Stir in well and cook for 30 seconds or so. Add the lentils. Stir well to ensure that each grain is coated and add the lemon juice. Cut the cauliflower into small florets and add to the pan. Add the stock and the coconut. Bring to the boil and simmer for 20 minutes. Mix the flour with some of the liquid to form a smooth paste and stir into the saucepan. Add the salt and cashews. Cook a further 5-10 minutes until the lentils have formed a thick sauce. This dish is a complete meal in itself when served with plain boiled rice.