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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 235.1
  • Total Fat: 6.0 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 187.5 mg
  • Total Carbs: 32.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 14.7 g
  • Protein: 14.9 g

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Chana Dal

Submitted by: RIMAJO

Introduction

A simple & delicious Indian style vegetarian dish. Chana Dal is very low on the Glycemic Index & is an exceptional healthy meal for diabetics. A simple & delicious Indian style vegetarian dish. Chana Dal is very low on the Glycemic Index & is an exceptional healthy meal for diabetics.
Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

    Chana Dal, dried - SWAD brand is what I use, 1 cup
    Water, tap, 3 cups total
    Onions, raw, 1 small, diced
    OVCO (organic virgin coconut oil), 1T
    Red Roma Tomatoes, 2 diced
    MDH Chana Masala Spice Blend, 1.5 tsp
    4-6 curry leaves (optional)
    Salt, .75 t (optional or to taste)
    1 chili pepper, fresh or dried - split in 1/2 lengthwise (optional)

Directions

Measure out 1 cup of dried Chana dal (lentils) into a fine strainer & rinse thoroughly under running water to clean. Empty rinsed beans into a bowl & cover with 2 cups of water. Allow to soak for approximately 4 hours. An alternative to soaking is to prepare them in a pressure cooker.

When the dal is ready, heat the coconut oil in a 2-3 quart sauce pot. Add onion & saute until translucent.
Add in your Masala powder, curry leaves, chili pepper & salt & continue to saute for another minute or 2.
Add in the tomatoes & allow to simmer for approximately 5 minutes.
Add in your Chana dal & water. Bring to a boil, then lower heat & allow to simmer for approximately 30 minutes, longer if you wish for a thicker sauce consistency. To know the dal is ready, it should have a smooth creamy consistency when taste tested.

Serve with brown rice, or dosa. A serving of dal = 1 cup.

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user RIMAJO.






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