Yellow Split Pea Dhal Recipe

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From Jolinda Hackett,
Your Guide to Vegetarian Food.

Yellow Split Pea Dhal Recipe. Dhal, sometimes spelled dahl or dal, is a staple of Indian vegetarian cuisine. This easy recipe is for a basic vegetarian and vegan yellow split-pea dhal. Serve with ri

Preparation time: 5
Cooking time: 25


Dietary guidance: v v 


1 cup yellow split peas, uncooked
2 cups water or vegetable broth
1 tsp turmeric
1/4 tsp cayenne
1/2 tsp salt
1 tbsp margarine
1 onion, diced
1/2 tsp cumin, whole seeds or ground
2 whole cloves
dash pepper, to taste


Simmer peas in water or vegetable broth. Add turmeric, cayenne, and salt, and cover. Cook for 20 minutes.

In frying pan, heat onion, cumin, and clove in margarine. Cook for about 5 minutes to soften onion. Add onion and spices to the split peas and simmer for 5 minutes.

Add dash of pepper and salt if desired, served with rice or alone in soup bowl.

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