Indian Cooking #1

Green Daal – Green lentils
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First boil the lentils (daal), cover with lid if needed
water(3) : lentils(1)
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Begin making the tharka (aka thurka) while the daal cooks
4-5 tbs of oil and add 1-2 grinded garlic cloves – cook until brown
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Add half an onion (grinded) and 1 tbs of cumin seeds (jeera) – cook until brown

 

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Next, 2inchs of ginger (grinded)
With the ginger add in the spices: turmeric (haldi), garam masala, and powdered chilli (mirch)

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Once the ginger has browned add in half a tin of tomatoes

 

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Add green chilli to taste

 

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While making the tharka keep checking the lentils to make sure they do not over

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Once they have been cooked (do not drain them), add in the tharka and mix.
Daal made!

There’s no end photo because i forgot to take one, but you get the idea

It can be eaten with roti (flatbread), naan or rice. It should be runny in consistency but can also be thick if preferred (add water to thin)

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