May 23, 2009 12:17am CST
Now I know from when I was a nanny for an Indian family that there are different ways to make dal. I use to help cook all the time when I was working for the family but that was about 3 years ago. I'm ashamed to say that I can't remember for the life of me how to make it. I have now lost contact with the family due to moving from IL to CA. Can someone please help me and tell me how to make it? I have been having cravings for it and being new in CA I am not sure of many places that serve Indian food and which are the better tasting places. I prefer cooking at home anyway over going out. So any help would be great.
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26 May 09
This is how I make dal or vegetarian dalcha as we call it. 1 1/2 cup of dal soak in water for few hours. 3 spoon full curry powder 2 shallot mince 2 garlic mince 1 inch garlic mince 1 Cinnamon stick 2 star anise some clover salt for seasoning Plum sos some cooking oil. 1 1/2 cups of milk or coconut milk (the old way) curry leaf (optional) other vegetables I like to put potatoes, tomatoes, zucchini, carrots and other kinds sometimes i put in young bananas and young mango, take your pick to suit your taste.
• United States
23 May 09
I don't know how they are made in India but lentils are very easy to cook. Just buy a package at the store and follow the directions. You can experiment with the seasonings that you like and you can add other vegetables like carrots or potatoes or even spinach.