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bengali dal


i don't recall from who or where this recipe came from. if anyone would happen to know, zmail me and i will credit. it is a bit thinner than the usual dal. it is to be served as a soup, rather than a side dish. the spice/heat is barely detectable. you can adjust yours to taste.


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  1. Place moong dal
  2. Water
  3. Salt
  4. Turmeric and mustard oil in a saucepan and bring to a boil
  5. Lower heat
  6. Cover
  7. And simmer for 20 minutes or until dal is tender
  8. Stir in fenugreek
  9. Mango powder
  10. Coriander
  11. Onion and garlic powders
  12. Cayenne
  13. And garam masala
  14. Simmer 20 minutes more
  15. Serve garnished with chopped cilantro if desired

Step 5

Total Time in Minute 50

Ingredients Count 12

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Mung dal


Kosher salt


Mustard oil

Fenugreek seeds

Mango powder

Ground coriander

Onion powder

Garlic powder

Cayenne pepper

Garam masala

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