Friday, March 23, 2012

Meal Ideas for Lent - Yellow Split Pea Dal

Yellow Split Pea Dal

Add a little international flare to your meatless Lenten meals with this recipe for Yellow Split Pea Dal.

Note:  This recipe is from a cookbook I checked out from our public library.  I neglected to write down the name of the book (silly me!), but I believe it's from Easy Indian Cooking by Suneeta Vaswani.

2 cups yellow split peas
2 cups + vegetable broth
1 medium diced onion
Peeled & diced ginger (a small piece)
2 - 3 garlic cloves, minced
2 teaspoons cumin
2 teaspoons tumeric
Red pepper flakes, to taste

Saute onions, ginger and garlic in olive oil over medium heat.  When onions have become translucent, add red pepper flakes, cumin and tumeric.  Stir to combine.  Add broth and yellow split peas.  Simmer for 30 - 40 minutes until peas are done.  Add more broth (or water) as needed during the cooking process.  Serve alone or over brown rice with Naan.

Mary Ellen

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