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  • Samantha Paddock

Warming spicy dahl

Updated: Feb 18

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


Here is a simple dahl made from 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.


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.


Soft and creamy peas

Serve with rice, poppadom or flat bread.


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


Serve with rice, flat bread and fresh coriander




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