Cumin and Pea Rice
This thick lentil dhal has a creamy texture, and it’s made from a simple mixture of black lentils (also called Urid beans) and split chickpeas.
This combination gives it a wholesome earthiness, and the little yellow freckles throughout the dish look beautiful, too. Do experiment with different lentils though. They might seem dull little things but if you cook them right they release a range of textures, and when combined with some aromatic Indian spices they taste simply stunning. They are a healthy option, easy to make and make a nice change.
You should be able to find any of these lentils at Indian grocery shops but if you can't, look online or write to me and I’ll help you find some.
|Typical values*||per Serving|
|of which saturates (g)||0.1|
|of which sugars (g)||2.5|