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November 07, 2007

One dahl- endless variations...

You can of course add any vegies you like to your daily dahl at the appropriate stage of cooking. Fry onions in the ghee, or throw some potatoes in at the beginning, or some spinach in towards the end...

The daily dahl recipe mild and suitable for all constitutions. For a bit more spice:
Vata will do well with 1/2 teaspoon each of ajwain and fresh ginger stirred into the ghee
Pita is best off sticking to the above spices and maybe garnish with fresh coriander or grated coconut
Kapha after adding the water add 1/2 teaspoon dry ginger powder, and a pinch each of chili powder and asoefatida

My personal favourite combo is:
  • 1 teaspoon cumin, 4 cloves, pinch of mustard seeds and a pinch of asoefatida in the ghee
  • half an onion fried gently before adding the dahl
  • One chopped carrot and a handful of chopped green beens added to the water early on
  • Add 1 teaspoon of coriander, 1/2 teaspoon of tumeric and some chopped fresh coriander leaves before serving

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