Warming Spicy Dahl

Fancy cooking a delicious warming meal to get rid of this rainy weather?

Here is a simple dahl made from yellow split peas.

Raw yellow split peasRaw yellow split peas

Yellow split peas
Yellow split peas

Peas and other beans are faster to cook if you soak them. 24 hours is a must, but 12 hours will do perfectly (soak them in the morning to cook them in the evening). Add a lot of water, as they will absorb it and grow.

Then rinse them.

Don’t worry if you forgot to soak the peas, you can still make this recipe! As they will need 1 to 2 hours to cook, you can pre-cook them for 45 minutes.

Split peas, spices and onionSplit peas, spices and onion

The ingredients you will need
The ingredients you will need

Prepare your ingredients:

  • soaked peas (or pre-cooked)
  • 1 chopped onion
  • Spices: cumin seeds (or ground), turmeric and coriander powder
  • Fresh garlic and chili

Fry the onion with the spices in olive oil, then stir in the soaked peas and a tin of coconut milk. Add water to make sure the peas are covered with it.

Simmer it until the peas are cooked to your liking. If you like them a bit firm, 40 minutes will do. Cook them up to one hour to make them soft and creamy.

You may have to add water from time to time to avoid them to stick to your pan.

Cooked split peas in a panCooked split peas in a pan

Soft and creamy peas
Soft and creamy peas

Serve with rice, poppadom or flat bread.

Add some fresh coriander on the top to decorate and enjoy!

Peas dahl with rice, flat bread and fresh corianderPeas dahl with rice, flat bread and fresh coriander

Serve with rice, flat bread and fresh coriander
Serve with rice, flat bread and fresh coriander
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