Tuesday, August 18, 2009


One of the most highly concentrated forms of protein. It is simple to prepare, ridiculously inexpensive and delicious. Even children love it!

1 1/2 c. yellow split peas
4 c. water
1 1/2 tsp. salt
3 tbsp. butter
1 tsp. cumin
1 tsp. tumeric
1/2 tsp. stick cinnamon
1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
1/4 tsp. ground ginger
1/4 tsp. ground coriander
1/4 tsp. mustard seeds
6 whole cloves

Wash the split peas and boil in the salted water until it is very soft and most of the water has been absorbed. STIR OFTEN. Heat the butter in a saucepan and add the spices to it. Stir them around for a few then remove from heat. Pour the DAL (split yellow peas) into butter and spices being careful to protect yourself from the spattering which is likely to occur. Return to heat, stirring often and let it simmer until it has the consistency of a fairly thick sauce, about 10 minutes. Serve very hot.

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