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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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Yellow Dal (Yellow Lentils)

Submitted by: GUDY2SHUZ

Introduction

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

Ingredients

    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

Directions

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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