North Indian Kaali Daal (Black Lentils) Recipe

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Ingredients (16)

  • 1 cup split urad daal (black lentils, soaked overnight in water to cover)
  • 3 cups water
  • 2 large onions (sliced thin)
  • 2 green chilies (slit)
  • Pinch​ of asafetida
  • Salt (to taste)
  • 2 tablespoons neutral oil (like vegetable, canola or sunflower)
  • 2-inch piece of ginger (julienned)
  • 1 tablespoon garlic (minced)
  • 2 large tomatoes (chopped into cubes)
  • 2 teaspoons coriander
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon red chili powder
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream (whisked)
  • 2 tablespoons ghee
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds

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