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Urad Dal

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"A delicious Indian dish made with urad dal for special occasions. Like all dal dishes, it tastes even better when reheated the next day and the flavors have had time to mix together. Serve hot with basmati rice or naan."
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9 h 10 m servings 452
Original recipe yields 4 servings


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  1. Combine black lentils and red kidney beans in a pot. Cover with water; let soak, 8 hours to overnight.
  2. Add 1 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon ginger, and 1/2 teaspoon chili powder to the beans. Boil until soft but not pasty, about 30 minutes.
  3. Heat butter and oil in a separate pot. Add cumin, cloves, and bay leaves; cook until sputtering, about 1 minute. Add onion, green chili, and remaining salt and ginger; fry until golden brown, 5 to 10 minutes. Add tomato and garlic; cook until tomato is soft, about 5 minutes. Add coriander, turmeric, and remaining chili powder; fry until fragrant, about 30 seconds.
  4. Add beans and lemon juice to the spice mixture; mix gently. Add garam masala. Simmer dal over low heat for 15 minutes. Add cream and simmer until heated through, about 5 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 452 calories; 28 38.8 13.7 64 1265 Full nutrition

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