7 oz. or 1/2 package Ajika Urad Chilka Dal rinsed with 2-3 changes of water and drained
1/2 cup onion diced
1/2 cup zucchini diced or carrots or squash or pumpkin peeled and diced
1/2 inch cinnamon stick,
1 tbsp. ghee
1 tsp. cumin seeds
1 Tej Patta or bay leaf (optional)
1" Ginger peeled and minced or 1 tsp. ginger paste from our store
1 cup tomato, peeled and diced
1 tbsp. half and half or thick cream
Add onion, zucchini, cinnamon and cloves with 2.5 cups of water in a pot with a lid and cook over medium heat till the lentil is soft. Adjust water to your desired consistency.
Seasonings: Add ghee to a skillet or pan and heat till the ghee is hot. Add cumin seeds and bay leaf and let the seeds sizzle. Add ginger, tomatoes and cook for 5 minutes.
Add the cooked lentils and simmer for 15 minutes.
Garnish with half and half and serve hot