masoor dal

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category: [indian]

1/2 lb lentils
1 medium onion, thinly sliced
2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
1/4 cup ghee or oil
2 tsp ground coriander
2 tsp ground cumin
2 tsp ground turmeric
1 tsp ground chili
4 cardamom pods
4 cloves
2 inch cinnamon stick
1 1/2 tsp salt
4 oz coconut milk

Wash lentils in water. Simmer in saucepan with enough water to cover, until soft.

Fry onion and garlic in oil until soft. Add ground spices, mix, cook 2 minutes. Add whole spices, stir well. Add water if needed.

Add salt and coconut milk. Cook 5 minutes.

source: Bites of Asia web site