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Recipe By Jaxters

Ref: 887
Heading: Side Dishes
Cuisine: Indian
Food Type: Vegan
No of Portions: 6
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Ingredients & Prep

   200 g  Red lentils (Masoor)
   950 ml  Water
   1 tsp  Ground turmeric
   1 tsp  Salt
  The Tarka Mix
   1 Onion¬†large finely diced
   12 Fresh curry leaves
   4 Green chillies de-seeded cut into strips
   2 tbsp  Water
   1 tbsp  Tomato puree
   1 tbsp  Lemon juice
   1 tsp  Chilli flakes
   1 tsp  Mustard seeds
   1 tsp  Cumin seeds
   1 tsp  Dried fenugreek leaves
   25 g  Fresh coriander chopped
   4 tbsp  Veg oil

Method

  Step 1
Place water, lentils, turmeric & salt into a saucepan & heat over a med heat until it starts to boil, then turn down the heat to a low simmer, then place a lid on & cook for 45 mins stirring occasionally until soft.
  Step 2
Heat a wok or high sided frying pan on a med heat, dry fry the cumin seeds, mustard seed & chilli flakes until a little smoke comes off, then tip into a pestle & mortar & roughly grind & set aside.
  Step 3
Next add the oil to the pan/wok, add onions & fry off for 2 to 3 mins or until soft, then add curry leaves & green chilli strips & fry for 30 seconds , then add tomato puree with the water & lemon juice, stir & cook for another 30 seconds, then add ground dry fried cumin, chilli flakes & mustard seeds & fenugreek, stir & fry for another 30 seconds, then tip into the lentils with the coriander mix in & serve.

Suggestion & Tips

Great with Indian food, add a little more salt to your taste.
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