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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 132.9
  • Total Fat: 5.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 724.8 mg
  • Total Carbs: 17.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 5.5 g
  • Protein: 5.7 g

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Lentil Dal

Submitted by: YOGICHAR

Introduction

Dal is a souplike concoction of spicy lentils, which is commonly served as a part of an Indian meal. Dal can be eaten hot or at room temperature. It can also serve as a topping for rice dishes and curries. Dal is a souplike concoction of spicy lentils, which is commonly served as a part of an Indian meal. Dal can be eaten hot or at room temperature. It can also serve as a topping for rice dishes and curries.
Number of Servings: 6

Ingredients

    1.5 cup red lentils
    1 bay leaf
    1 medium onion, diced
    1 (14 ounce) can stewed tomatoes
    1 tablespoon minced ginger (or 2 tsp ginger powder)
    4 garlic cloves
    2 teaspoons garam masala (try Penzie's online)
    1 teaspoon ground cumin
    2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
    1.5 teaspoons salt
    1/8 teaspoon cayenne

Directions

This recipe is from 365 Ways to cook vegetarian from Kitty Morse.

1) In a large bowl soak lentils for 10 minutes, with enough water to cover
2) Drain lentils, add six cups water to pot with bay leaf, and cook on medium for 15 minutes, or until lentils are soft. You might have to skim off white foam that forms.
3) In a medium frying pan, heat oil over med-high heat. Add onions, stirring occasionally until golden. (4-5 minutes)
4) Add tomatoes and cook until most of liquid has evaporated
5) Add ginger, garlic, garam masala, cumin, cilantro, diced chile, salt, and cayenne. Cover and simmer for 5 minutes.
6) Add (drained) cooked lentils to mixture and heat through.

* serve on basmati rice for an authentic meal

Number of Servings: 6

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user YOGICHAR.






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