Autumn Dal (split mung beans with kale)

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My neighbor, Billy, brought me the first greens of the season from his garden this morning.  These fresh greens inspired me to make a version of my dad’s favorite Dal.  The traditional version of this dish is made with spinach or mustard greens.  Autumn Dal 0

Ingredients:  Serves 6Autumn Dal 1

  • 1 cup of dried split mung beans
  • 8 large Tuscan kale leave
  • 8 large curly kale leaves
  • 1 medium onion, diced (1 cup in volume)
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 small chilies, minced
  • 3 inches of ginger, minced
  • juice and zest of 1 lime
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 3 tablespoons grape seed oil
  • 1 teaspoon black mustard seeds
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garam masala
  • 4 cups water
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 bay leaf (optional)

Prep:

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Prep the kale by cutting out the stems with a paring knife.  Then roll up the…

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