Yellow Dal (Yellow Lentils)


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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 55.6
  • Total Fat: 2.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 592.3 mg
  • Total Carbs: 6.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.2 g
  • Protein: 2.5 g

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Submitted by: GUDY2SHUZ


Serve this dish with Basmati rice or an Indian bread of your choice. Serve this dish with Basmati rice or an Indian bread of your choice.
Number of Servings: 4


    1/2 cup yellow lentils
    1/2 tsp each mustard seeds & cumin seeds
    1 cup water
    chopped green chillies (to taste)
    1 tbsp chopped cilantro
    juice of half a lemon
    salt to taste


Wash the lentils well, add 1 cup of water and cook the lentils in a pressure cooker till they are well done.
In a pan, heat the oil, splutter the mustard & cumin seeds in the hot oil.
Add the cooked lentils with a cup of water, salt and chopped green chillies.
Boil for about 5 minutes, turn off the heat and add add the lemon juice and chopped cilantro.

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user GUDY2SHUZ.


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  • This is quite yummy! I added some garlic. - 8/31/12

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  • Looks good but where does high sodium content come from? - 8/15/12

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  • Serving size, by Indian standards ought to be 2.
    We have this thing, half katori / cup for 2 people.
    But then you never know the size of the other person's gizzard!

    Or mine! - 3/28/12

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  • I cooked the lentils in my crock pot on low. It was great! Threw everything in the pot, turned it on low and went shopping all day. - 1/20/12

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  • I'm looking forward to trying this one. - 11/29/11

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  • good recipe but the serving size in unrealistic its like a 1/5 of a cup - 5/11/11

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  • This was an excellent dish! I really enjoy Indian food, but usually find it to spicy. It was nice to be able to adjust the heat. I'll definitely make this again! - 10/3/08

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  • Tried it: the lemony taste and the cilantro work very well together. For me it's a nice basis recipe: one can add vegetables or even protein sources to taste and experiment with further spices. - 9/21/08

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  • sounds yummy - 9/19/08

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  • Sounds good, but ... what is the technical definition of "splutter"?

    :-) - 9/19/08

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  • It's a 10! - 9/19/08

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  • This dish is really yummy.. I have tried it numb er of times :) - 9/19/08

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  • Wow, I've been needing this recipe for a while now. I may actually make this over the weekend now! - 9/19/08

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  • Too bland and unexciting for my taste. I like a spice blend with more punch. - 9/19/08

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  • Splutter is to cook the mustard seeds to the point that they start to "pop"
    The only thing I would correct is that add the mustard seeds and have them start "popping" and then add the cumin seeds
    And yellow lentils are called Toor Dal - you find this at an Indian/Chinese/African-American store - 9/19/08

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  • Splutter? I would make this recipe just to see what happens when one "splutters," but the meal looks really good. I will make this when my granddaughters come to visit. I'm sure they would like it, too. - 9/19/08

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