Red Lentils

1 cup red lentils
1 tsp salt
1 tsp cumin seeds
1 tsp poppy seeds
1 tsp paprika or chilli powder
1 tsp tumeric powder
1 tsp corriander seeds
6 cloves
5 cm piece cinamon
4 green cardomoms
1 cup grated or desiccated coconut
4 black peppercorns
4 cloves garlic
2 tbsp ghee
2 chopped onions

Wash the dal & leave to soak for an hour. Drain & boil in a little water with salt & tumeric till soft. Meanwhile, heat ghee & fry the onion, garlic & ginger till golden. Stir in cumin & corriander powder & fry for a few minutes. Add the dal a few minutes before it is ready. Serve hot with the chopped corriander. Also serve with a curry & chapatis.


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