Tarka Daal

Red Split Lentils With Spiced Butter

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Recipes from Brixton Village

By Miss South

Published 2014

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This is a deceptively simple dish that everyone loves. It shows just how good lentils can be. I often make it to do several meals and it never lasts as long as I think it will because I can’t resist just one more mouthful...


For the Daal

  • 500 g red split lentils
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1


Wash your lentils well and soak in cold water for an hour before cooking.

Put the drained lentils and the spices in a medium-sized pot and add the cold water. Bring to the boil and then simmer for an hour, adding water if it looks dry and stirring frequently.

The lentils will mush up and disintegrate into a soup. Once this happens, take off the heat and leave to one side while y