Mung Bean Dal

by Colin Chan

Prep time: 1.5 hours

Rinse, as necessary,

and soak for about 15 minutes. Drain and place them in a large pot with

and boil for roughly 30 minutes (until the beans are soft and starting to fall apart).

While the beans are boiling, toast and grind

. Mix the ground spices with

Start making rice.

. In a small pan, heat

. Add the spices and fry for about 30 seconds. Add

and fry a bit longer. Remove the fried spice+tomato mixture from the heat and stir it into the beans.

Once the beans are ready (soft as described above), remove them from the heat and add

. Serve over rice.