SPICED CRICKET TARKA DHAL


Indian classic, authentic and aromatic take on the Tarka Dhal, with crunchy, spiced crickets. It’s no surprise that dhal is one of the most popular dishes in India, it’s absolutely delicious – and this recipe is no exception.


Prepare your tastebuds, we’ve got an Indian classic this week! If you love traditional Indian food, you are going to love this authentic and aromatic take on the Tarka Dhal, with crunchy, spiced crickets. It’s no surprise that dhal is one of the most popular dishes in India, it’s absolutely delicious – and this recipe is no exception.

 

Serves: 2

Time: 30mins


INGREDIENTS


Dhal:

Onion - 1 diced

Garlic Cloves - 3 finely chopped

Ginger - 1 inch peeled and finely chopped

Garam Masala - 1 tsp

Ground Turmeric - 1/2 tsp

Ground Cumin - 1/2 tsp

Ground Coriander - 1/2 tsp

Tomato Purée - 2 tsp

Red Lentils - 150g

Coconut Milk - 200g

Boiling Water - 500ml

Tamarind Paste - 1 tsp

Vegetable Oil - 2 tsp

Salt and Black Pepper


Tarka:

Coconut Oil - 30g

Yellow Mustard Seeds - 1 tsp

Cumin Seeds - 1/2 tsp

Banana Shallot - 2 finely sliced

Red Bird’s Eye Chilli - 1 sliced in half lengthways

Dried Curry Leaves - 8