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Smoky Chana Dal Spread with Garlic and Basil

This tasty appetizer is from Mendosa.com, and on-line diabetes resource.

  • 1 Tbsp Sage chopped
  • 1/2 Yellow Onion small sized
  • 2 Ground Cloves
  • 4 Thyme (fresh and 4 sprigs)
  • 2 Garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 cup Onion chopped
  • 3 Tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 1 Tbsp Sea Salt
  • 1 Tbsp Liquid Smoke (Hickory flavored)
  • 1 tsp Black Pepper
  • 10 Basil Leaves, chopped chopped
  • 2-1/3 cups Chana Dal Beans

Directions

In a medium bowl, cover beans with cold water and soak for at least 4 hours or overnight.

Drain beans. In a large pan, cover the beans with cold water. Push cloves into onion half. Add onion half and thyme to beans. Bring to a simmer over medium heat. Cover tightly, lower heat and cook gently, stirring once or twice, until very tender, about 50 minutes. Reserve one cup of cooking water. Discard onion half and thyme. Drain and cool beans.

In a food processor, combine beans, chopped onion, 2/3 cup of reserved cooking water, garlic, lemon juice, salt, smoke flavoring and pepper. Process until smooth, stopping several times to scrape down sides of bowl and adding more liquid if mixture seems too thick. Transfer to serving bowl and stir in basil and sage.

Makes about 12 servings.


Smoky Chana Dal Spread with Garlic and Basil

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