Recipe by NAGARAM
"Lightly spiced lentils in a tamarind and coconut sauce, tempered with Indian spices. Serve hot with rice. Try it with other vegetables too, such as potato, cauliflower or okra. The ingredients should be available at any Indian market or at specialty stores. The tamarind pulp may be substituted with reconstituted tamarind paste."
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yellow split peas (tuvar dal)
green bell pepper, sliced
1 1/2 teaspoons
yellow lentils (chana dal)
unsweetened flaked coconut
dried red chile peppers
I suggest adding 4 large tomatoes instead of 1 and halving the tamarind. If you don't mind the extra calories, a cup of coconut milk adds a delicious richness (don't use regular milk!). If using potatoes, prick them raw, dice into bite size pieces and cook them in the tamarind (or tomato) juice. Okra is GREAT in this recipe.
Better pre-soak the peas. They'll never get soft in just 15 minutes cooking (w/o pressure). Seasoning is a good combination.
1/2 cup tamarind is too much, must be a typo. Cut the tamarind at least in half depending on taste. other than that good.
Baby really liked it! Tasted the same to him even when I added the masala package.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Serving Size: 1/4 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving
** Calories: 306
** Calories from Fat: 36
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