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Authentic Dhal Curry

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  • Easy
  • Makes 4 servings
This is a beautiful dhal recipe you will love making over and over again. It is perfect with homemade roti, yogurt and coriander.


  • 60 grams ghee or butter
  • 1 medium onion finely chopped
  • 3 cloves of garlic, crushed
  • 1 tbls coriander powder
  • 5cm cinnamon stick
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1.5 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 tsp fenugreek powder
  • 1/4 tsp chilli powder
  • 1.5 cups yellow split peas (rinse thoroughly)
  • 4 cups water
  • 2 tbls tomato paste
  • Salt


  • STEP 1
    Heat ghee or butter in saucepan and gently fry onion and garlic until cooked through.
  • STEP 2
    Add spices and cook for 2 minutes, stirring constantly.
  • STEP 3
    Add yellow split peas, water, tomato paste and salt or taste. Simmer covered for 1 hour. Remove cinnamon stick and use a stick blender to blend 80% of the split peas. Serve warm. Enjoy!

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