1/4 cup whole unhulled urad dal or whole moong beans
1/4 cup dry kidney beans
1 piece of ginger, finely chopped
a few cloves garlic, minced
1 onion, thinly sliced
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
1 Tbsp oil, ghee, or butter
1 large onion, chopped
hot pepper, finely chopped (optional)
2 – 3 Tbsp milk or yogurt
Soak the legumes the night before in about 3 cups of water. Begin cooking the beans with the ginger and garlic about 5 hours before you plan to eat.
In a separate pan heat the oil and fry the cumin seeds until the begin to pop. Add sliced onions and sauté them until lightly browned. If you want to add finely chopped hot pepper now would be the time. Add this mixture to the cooked dal. The beans should be tender when they are ready.
Add the milk or yogurt to the dal and heat. Serve with rice.
Makes 4 servings.