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Try a new take on the split pea soup with yellow split peas flavored with garlic and cumin. This is an Indian staple but this particular recipe is from Trinidad where we puree the lentils and usually serve it over rice. It's called dal and it's a great introduction into Indian cooking.   
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Step 1: Ingredients

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You will need: 

1 cup (8 oz) of yellow split peas (dal)
4 cups (32 oz or about 1L) of water
2-3 cloves of garlic, cracked or halved
1 teaspoon of turmeric
dash of vegetable oil to prevent boil over

2-3 cloves of garlic, cracked or halved
1 tablespoon of cumin seeds
2 tablespoons of vegetable oil
Salt to taste

At least a 2 qt pot
Bowl to wash the split peas
Blender, immersion blender or potato masher in a pinch
Frying pan

Step 2: Cook

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1. Wash the yellow split peas in a bowl with running water to remove the dust. The water should be fairly clear after stirring the peas and rinsing a couple times. Drain the peas.

2. Put the yellow split peas, water, garlic cloves and turmeric in a pot and bring to a boil. 

3. Add a dash of vegetable oil to the water to prevent a spillover and lower the heat to a medium/medium-low. 

4. Check the soup after 30-40 mins; the split peas should be soft and broken-looking. If they have hard bits, they need to cook longer. Depending on the temperature, you may need to add a cup or 2 more of water to the pot so that the peas have at least 2 inches of water covering them. 

sleeping2 years ago
Hey, you have the same blender I have. The thunderstick.