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Chef Jack makes a traditional Indian Dal. Dal is one of the most important staple foods in South Asian countries, and the dish forms an important part Indian cuisine. Healthy and hearty this is a brilliant dish to have in your repertoire.

Ingredients

200g chana daal

  • 200g chopped tomatoes
  • 1 onion
  • 4 green chillis
  • 6 garlic cloves
  • 1 thumb sized piece ginger
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • 2 tsp coriander powder
  • 2 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tbsp curry leaves
  • 1 tsp chilli flakes
  • 1 tsp fenugreek

Method

  1. Finely chop onion, green chilli, garlic and ginger.

  2. Cook the chana daal in 800ml of water. Bring it to the boil, turn to a very low heat and cook for two hours - or until soft/tender.

  3. Add the chopped tomatoes, finely chopped vegetables, and spices. Cook for a further two hours on a very low simmer.

  4. Bring a pan to a medium high heat, add oil, and fry the Takra spices. As soon as they start to sizzle, pour straight into the Daal. Stir through, season to taste, and serve whenever ready!

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