Dhal Dip Recipe


1 cup yellow split peas
1" piece ginger
2 green chilis
3-4 cloves garlic
2 tbsp. oil
1 onion sliced fine
1 tomato diced
1 tsp cumin powder
1 tsp coriander powder
1/2 tsp cayenne powder
salt to taste
1 tbsp. chopped cilantro

Boil the peas in 2-3 cups water till soft and mushy, approx. 45 minutes or alternately cook in a pressure cooker. Grind the next 3 ingredients to a paste with a little water. Heat the oil in a heavy pan. Saute the onions till translucent. Add the paste and fry for 5-6 minutes. Add the tomatos and cook till well blended. Add the spices and fry for another minute. Add the cooked peas ( dhal) and salt and cook till thick enough to scoop up as a dip. Garnish with cilantro.
You may substitute any other lentil -green or black mung beans will work fine too,

Dhal Dip

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