Yet another dal…
White gram beans – 7oz approx
Cardamom pods – 2 black or 4 green
Bay leaves (2)
(half and half milk/water)
Wash, and soak gram beans. Book said for two hours so I soaked for one in boiling water. Worked perfectly well.
Cook with above ingredients for around an hour, or until ready.
Spice perfumed butter
Onion – 1
Black peppercorns – cracked.
OK. I missed out the cloves. Eight seemed vastly excessive and I have a garam masala with lots of cloves in anyway.
Otherwise, fry onion, add garlic, ginger (and cloves), then when ready add garam masala and cracked peppercorns to sizzle for a few seconds, and pour over dal.
I served it with basmati rice and:
Fragrant Tomato-Onion Sauce (see recipe in this section)