Indian kitchen has a lot of spices that are combined to create the exotic flavorful dishes. Sukhi’s spice mix makes it easier to get the right mix for a particular dish. Add a few more ingredients to the spice mix, make it your own and surprise yourself.
I tried the Dal (lentil soup) spice mix and instead of using the traditional Indian black lentils, I used the French green lentils available at any whole foods store. Follow the instructions on the package to make the dal.
1 packet of Sukhi’s Dal Spice Mix
1 cup lentils (yellow, green or red)
4 cups of water
2 tbsp. cooking oil
¼ tbsp. turmeric
Salt to taste
In 2 quart pot, add rinsed lentils, salt, turmeric and water. Boil on medium high heat until lentils are soft and mushy. Add more water if necessary to fully cook the lentils. Heat oil in a separate pan over medium high heat. Add Dal Spice Mix and saute until spices begin to froth. Remove from flame. Add spice mixture to cooked lentils. Stir in well and serve! Makes 4 servings.
MAKE IT YOUR OWN!
Ground Cumin, Garam Masala, Turmeric, Red Chili Powder, Asafoetida
1) Add some (1-2 tbsp) dry coconut powder to get a unique coconut flavor to the curry. The lentils are traditionally eaten with rice, Naan or roti (tortilla).
2) Take 1 serving of the cooked lentil curry. Add 1 can of your favorite tomato soup. Add one cup cooked penne pasta. A wholesome meal is ready to be served for two.
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