Recipe courtesy of Elizabeth Beckles


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  • Total: 1 hr 5 min
  • Prep: 5 min
  • Cook: 1 hr
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1/2 pound yellow split peas

Salt, to taste

1/2 teaspoon saffron powder

4 tablespoons corn oil

2 garlic cloves

1 teaspoon cumin seeds


  1. Add split peas to 6 cups boiling water, salt and saffron powder. Boil for 1/2 hour, or until soft. Using an immersion blender, puree peas. In a saucepan add oil, garlic, and cumin and fry until it is dark brown. Then pour oil in Dhal. Let sit for a few minutes.