Yellow split pea dal
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  1. 1 cup yellow split peas, uncooked
  2. 2 cups water, chicken broth or vegetable broth
  3. 1 tsp turmeric
  4. 1/4 tsp cayenne
  5. 1/2 tsp salt
  6. 1 tbsp butter
  7. 1 onion, diced
  8. 1 1/2 tsp cumin, ground
  9. 2 whole cloves
  10. salt and pepper, to taste
  1. In a large pot, place the peas and water or broth, and bring to a slow simmer. Add the turmeric, cayenne and salt, and cover. Allow to cook for at least 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. In a large skillet or frying pan, heat the onion, cumin and clove in the butter. Cook for 4 to 6 minutes, until onion is soft. Add the onion and spices to the split peas, and allow to simmer for at least 5 more minutes.
  3. Add a dash of pepper and more salt, if desired, and serve hot with rice or alone in a soup bowl
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