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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 77.3
  • Total Fat: 3.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 7.6 mg
  • Sodium: 26.6 mg
  • Total Carbs: 9.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3.4 g
  • Protein: 3.7 g

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Red Lentil Dal

Submitted by: JALEPENOANN

Introduction

Delicious, filling and simple recipe. Delicious, filling and simple recipe.
Number of Servings: 8

Ingredients

    1-1/2 cups red lentils
    1-2 jalapeno peppers, minced
    2 tsp tumeric
    8 cups water
    2 tbsp butter
    1 large onion, sliced
    salt to taste

Directions

Rinse lentils.
Place beans in large pot with 8 cups of water.
Add jalapeno, tumeric and salt to taste.
Bring to boil, then reduce heat and allow to simmer for up to 2 hours.
Melt butter in non stick frying pan.
Add sliced onion and saute' over medium low heat until onions are very soft and brown.
Top lentils with onion.
Serve with tortillas or other flatbread. Also good with brown rice.

Number of Servings: 8

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user JALEPENOANN.






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  • Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I pressure cooker cooked my lentils with less water and tumeric -to cook faster. I also added garlic, cilantro, cumin to the dish and used olive oil instead of butter. Tasty and healthy too!!! I also substituted jalapenos with fresh green chillies - minced. - 6/23/08

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Yummy, thnaks! Just how our Indian driver makes it! - 7/11/11

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was really good. I substituted one of the teaspoons of turmeric for a teaspoon of garam masala, added a steamed head of cauliflower, and added 2 hot banana peppers in addition to the one Jalapeno. All of this served over brown rice. - 6/23/09

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  • Simple and quick. My red lentils are tiny, a bit bigger than a jalapeno seed and they cook quickly so cooked only 40 min. I added much less liquid to make it thick, and added garlic and ginger because it seemed like a good idea, I enjoyed the dish. - 7/10/13

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  • So delicious, I crave this stuff! I love it with a grilled pita. - 1/14/12

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  • pretty bland, i added powder ginger and artichoke hearts to liven it up a bit! - 6/2/09

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  • I used two good sized jalepenos and got plenty of spice with my dish. It was wonderful with some warm whole wheat pitas and I can't wait for leftovers...I don't often say that! - 6/26/08

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Loved it! I did add a little chicken broth and a wee bit of coconut milk. - 6/25/08

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Will make it! - 6/23/08

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  • is this the indian dal? If so, for flatbread, find a recipe for 'chapati", which is the traditional indian bread used when eating dal. - 6/23/08

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  • this sounds really delicious - 6/23/08

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    very delicious and nutries recipes. i like all veg. recipes in your reciepes today SP. VEG. I LIKE IT. SEND MORE VEGETERIAN RECIPES . thanks - 6/23/08

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  • I added spices to my taste a little garlic and such was actually quite nice used a little ham soup base for added flavor and left out the the oil steamed a little onion for on top I think it was just as good and saved the fat - 6/23/08

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  • Add more spice and a little less water or use one cup of white wine in place of a cup of water. Comes out great with olive oil and a little butter flavoring as well. - 6/23/08

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  • Good, but needs a little more spice. - 6/23/08

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  • I use yellow split peas ..and a spoonfull of cumin seed simmered in a liile oil and chopped garlic. - 6/23/08

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  • try garnishing with a little lemon and cilantro...yummmyyy - 6/23/08

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  • Lentils are so easy make and make a great lunch. I put them in little containers and freeze then use on days when I am in a hurry - 6/23/08

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  • We like to have beans several times a week. This will be a good edition to our menu. - 6/23/08

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  • Intend to make this tonight, sounds deliscious. - 6/23/08

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  • Looks very good - 6/23/08

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  • Sounds good, but I am going to use chicken stock instead of water, and add some turkey smoked sausage to make it heartier for my teenage sons! Thanks for sharing this recipe! - 6/23/08

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  • sounds tasty! can butter be replaced by olive oil to make it healthier? - 6/23/08

    Reply from JALEPENOANN (6/23/08)
    2 tbsp. o f butter for 8 (or more) servings is hardly unhealthy. I used the butter for flavour. Using a bit of butter is probably much healthier than all the chemicals that are in those butter flavour sprays.
    A.


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  • very good - 6/23/08

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    sounds different - 6/23/08

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