Yellow Split Peas With Ginger

Yellow Split Peas With Ginger 

1 ½ cup washed yellow split peas

5 ½ cups water

1 tsp ground turmeric

2 tsp peeled, chopped fresh ginger

¼ tsp garam masala 1

2 tsp sea salt

3 tbsp ghee (clarified butter)

1 tsp cumin seeds

1 tsp chopped garlic

¼ tsp cayenne

 

Place the split peas and water in a saucepan.  Bring to a boil and skim off any foam.  Reduce the heat to low.  Add the turmeric and ginger.  Half-cover the saucepan.  Simmer for 1 ½ hours.

 

Stir occasionally to keep the peas from sticking to the bottom of the saucepan.  Simmer for 1 ½ hours.  Stir occasionally of keep the peas from sticking to the bottom of the saucepan.  Add the garam masala and salt.  Stir and set aside. 

 

In a small non-stick skillet, heat the ghee over medium-high heat.  Add the cumin seeds and cook for a few seconds until the seeds are roasted.  Add the garlic and cayenne.  Stir and cook for a few seconds.

 

Immediately add the mixture to the split peas.  Cover.  Remove from heat.  Let stand for 5 minutes.  Serve.

 

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