Masoor Dhal, Pakistani Version Sameer Hasham
Dhal is a very healthy food, so don’t be too put off by the warning above. All you need to do is replace the ghee with a tablespoon of healthier fats like rapeseed, canola, corn or sunflower oil. This will reduce the amount of saturated fat you get in a serving, helping you keep an eye on your blood cholesterol.
250 g (1⅓ cups) masoor dhal, (red lentils)
1 tsp salt
1 tsp coriander powder
1 green chilli, finely chopped
1 tsp turmeric
4 tbsp ghee
4 tsp fresh garlic, crushed
1 tsp cumin powder
What does this chart mean?
- Saturated fat9.4g
- Sugars (Total)1.9g
1. Boil the dhal over a medium heat with the salt, coriander powder, green chilli and turmeric until soft. Check often to make sure it doesn't boil dry.
2. Heat the ghee in a frying pan. Add the garlic and cumin powder and add this "tarka" to the cooked dhal. Stir in some hot water if you prefer a thinner consistency.