Dhal , Pilau. Pilau, Dhal.
Fry the onions until they are soft and then add the ginger, garlic and chillies.
The consistency of dhal is really personal preference. I've had dhal that is very thin and liquidy, like a soup, and some that is very thick, like mashed potatoes. I like mine kind of in between. Once your desired consistency is achieved, taste the dhal and season it to you liking with salt and if you want, pepper.
While the dhal was cooking, I got the pilau on the go, since it doesn't take as long.
I soaked a cup and a half of basmati while I was getting the dhal ready. Otherwise you need:
|1 small minced onion, 1.5 cups basmati, veggie broth.|
2 tsp fennel seeds, 12 black peppercorns, 1.5 tbsp sunflower seeds, 1.5 tsp tumeric, 2 tsp cumin,
1 tsp sea salt, four cloves, 8 cardamom pods, gently crushed, 6 garlic cloves, crushed.