Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Arahar Dal with Green Beans and Tamarind

Yellow Split Peas with Tamarind
Yellow split peas, also known as arahar dal in Bengali and toor dal in Hindi, generally has a bland taste so I like to introduce the sweet and sour taste of tamarind paste to excite our taste buds. Add a dash of dried, red pepper flakes and some vegetables for an unforgettable lentil dish.

Cooking it under pressure produces a thick and creamy dal with the added bonus of cooking in under 15 minutes. So here is a quick and hearty side dish that goes well with both steamed rice and chapatis.