This dish is very low in saturated fat and cholesterol. It is a good source of protein, Thiamin, Folate, Phosphorus, Copper and Manganese, and a very good source of fiber.
It’s can be made mild or spicy and it’s best served with a side of rice and fresh hot peppers.
2 cups water
1oz (30ml) tomato sauce
1Rinse split peas under running water under the tap.
2Dice the onion and crush the garlic.
3Combine rinsed split peas, onion, garlic, tomato sauce and spices in a medium size saucepan. Cover with 2 cups of water, stir and set the heat to high. Bring to a boil.
4Once the water begins to boil, lower the heat to medium and cook stirring occasionally for 15 minutes. If you like your dhal creamy, add 2 tablespoons of milk or cream of your choice in the final couple of minutes. Serve hot topped with fresh parsley, hot peppers and a couple of lemon wages.