Tarka Dahl


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Dahl ¼ tspn cayenne pepper
¾ large tin pinto beans or chickpeas ½ tspn salt
½ small tin red kidney beans ¼ tspn garam masala
½ tspn fresh ginger Tarka
½ tspn garlic 100 gm onion
2 tbspn chopped tomatoes  



  1. Tarka
  2. Heat 1 tbspn of oil in a frying pan and gently fry the onions until they are golden brown for about 15 min.
  3. Dahl
  4. Bring the bean mixture to a boil and then simmer gently, stirring occasionally, for 15 min adding water (or masala sauce) as necessary if it becomes too dry


  1. Serve with naan bread.
The preparation stage
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The finished meal