Fried Legumes – lunchbox recipe wagon presents a hot lunch you can take to work or school. Our recipes are quick, easy and less than 30 minutes to cook. Cook our recipes the night before, refrigerate and reheat the next day. Or, on the other hand, you can cook our meals and freeze them for next week’s lunch. Our special today is Fried Legumes
LUNCHBOX RECIPE WAGON: Fried Legumes (BHUNA DAL)
¼ cup split yellow lentils
A pinch asafoetida
¼ cup split red lentils
5 tablespoons butter or ghee
¼ cup split dried mung beans beans
4 garlic cloves, finely chopped
¼ cup split Bengal gram
¼ tsp. salt
1 onion finely chopped
¼ teaspoon turmeric
8 Curry leaves
¼ teaspoon chili powder
½ teaspoon Brown or black mustard seed
¼ teaspoon garam masala
2 Green chilies
¼ teaspoon cumin seeds
2 inch piece Ginger root, peeled and grated
the lentils, mung beans, and Bengaln Gram in a bowl, Cover with cold water and let soak one hour. Bring 1 2/4 quarts water to boil vanilla goals have almost finished soaking. Drain the legumes, and place them in a large saucepan over high heat. For the boiling water over to Return the water to a boil. Partially cover the pan, reduce the heat to low, and simmer, stirring occasionally, 20 to 30 minutes until yellow and mushy. Do not burn. Top with extra water if necessary
3 ½ tablespoons of the butter or ghee it a separate pan over medium eight. Stir in the asafetida, garlic, and onion and fry, stirring frequently, 6 to 8 minutes until the onion is Golden brown. Stir in the salt, chili powder, and Tumeric and the legumes with any remaining cooking water and simmer, uncovered, stirring occasionally, 10 minutes. Sprinkle with the garam masala.
the remaining butter in a small skillet over medium heat. Add the mustard and cumin see and stir about 30 seconds until they begin to splutter. Do not burn. Stir in Curry leaves, Ginger, and chilies and stir a further 30 seconds. Pour the spice mixture over the lentils. Serve hot.
You can carry your hot lunch in a heated lunch tote.