Dal Tadka

I opted to do a smokey dal. Once the lentils are finished cooking and everything is mixed in, use a small hot charcoal, resting in a heatproof small dish, that is drizzled with a few drops of ghee (or oil)  to make the smoke. Add the small dish directly on top of the cooked lentils. Quickly cover the pot with a lid to capture the smoke and infuse the lentils.  Leave the lid closed for 1 minute.  Then remove the dish with the charcoal and give the lentils a gentle stir. Introducing this intensifies the flavor and makes this dish even better.The flavor permeates the lentils and creates a whole new flavor. This is not your average pot of plain lentils. Make this dish when you need some comfort food. 


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