Cooking with Saraswathi – Dahl, Beans Curry, Raita

See below for Saraswathi’s unique approach to preparing Dahl, Beans Curry and Raita (yogurt sauce). Instruction and video available.

DAHL
1 cup split dried yellow lentils (rinsed and picked over)
4 cups water
2 T. ghee
1 T. coriander
1 T. cumin
1 T. turmeric
1 – 2 fresh chile peppers (to taste)
Sale and pepper to taste
Add all ingredients, mix well and boil until thick
(approximately 30 minutes)
Server over rice or with Chapattis and diced fresh green chiles

BEANS CURRY
2 cups fresh green beans (cut into 1/4″ pieces)
Boil in water with 1 T. salt until semi-soft (3-4 minutes)
Drain and add 1 T. ghee, 1/4 cup fresh grated coconut and 1-2 T. salt (to taste)
Salt and pepper to taste

RAITA (YOGURT SAUCE)
2 cups plain yogurt
1 cucumber (peeled and diced)
1 large tomato (diced)
1-2 fresh green chiles (to taste)
1/4 cup fresh grated coconut
1 T. ghee
1 T. cumin seeded (coarsely ground)
Salt and pepper to taste
Mix all ingredients together and serve