Sunday, October 28, 2007

Prodigal shame

It's hard to get back on the I'll just say that everything is good, still smoke-free, still watching Murder She Wrote on a Sunday night. I've been cooking a lot more, so here's a good recipe for the cooling weather.


  • 1½ cup moong beans (red lentils, masoor dhal)
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2 slice ginger
  • 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon turmeric
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne
  • 1½ teaspoon salt
  • 1½ teaspoon lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoon ghee
  • 1 pinch asafoetida (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon whole cumin seeds
Put beans in large pot, add 5 cups water. Bring to a boil. Remove froth & add garlic, ginger, cilantro, turmeric, cayenne. Simmer for 1 1/2 hours, stirring occasionally. When beans are soft, add salt & lemon juice. In a skillet, heat ghee (olive oil if you don't want to use clarified butter!). When hot, add asafoetida & cumin. Pour oil over the dhal & serve