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Dhal Recipe by Chef Shaun ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡น


Yield - 10 to 15 Servings


Ingredients:

Dried Split Peas - 1 lb (washed)

Turmeric Powder - 1 tsp

Garlic - 5 + 5 whole cloves (roughly chopped)

Pimento Peppers - 5 (halved)

Onion - 1/2 cup (sliced/diced)

Scotch Bonnet Pepper - 2 tsp or to taste

Water - 5 cups (or enough to cover Pea)

Chadon Beni - 1/3 cup (chopped)

Chive - 1/4 cup (chopped)

Salt - 2 tsp or to taste

Coconut Oil - 1/4 cup

Ochre - 1/2 cup

Whole Cumin (Geera) Seeds - 1/2 tbsp


Method:

1. Add split peas, turmeric, 5 garlic cloves, pimento, onion, pepper & water to a medium pot.

2. Cover and bring to a boil.

3. Once boiling, reduce to a simmer and allow split peas to cook until tender (about 30 to 45 minutes).

4. Once tender, add chadon beni & chive.

5. Puree mixture to a smooth consistency.

6. Taste for salt and set aside.

7. Heat small frying/sauce pan over high heat.

8. Once heated, add oil, ochre & cumin seeds.

9. Reduce heat to medium and allow ochre to fry (about 3 minutes).

10. Add remaining garlic and continue to cook until both garlic and ochre is fried to a golden-brown colour.

11. Immediately add to dhal and enjoy!



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