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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 94.7
  • Total Fat: 3.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 7.6 mg
  • Sodium: 62.0 mg
  • Total Carbs: 12.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 4.4 g
  • Protein: 4.9 g

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Dahl (Indian Vegetarian Lentils)

Submitted by: S5RUSSEL

Introduction

This recipe is terrific when served over Basmati rice. This recipe is terrific when served over Basmati rice.
Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

    1 cup lentils
    2-1/2 cups water
    1/2 tsp turmeric
    2 whole cloves
    1 small onion, finely chopped
    1 tbsp ghee (or butter or olive oil instead)
    1 tsp cumin seeds
    2 cloves garlic, crushed

Directions

Rinse lentils and soak them in water for 2 hours.
Drain and transfer to saucepan and add water, salt and turmeric.
Bring to boil, reduce heat, cover and cook for 20 minutes, until lentils are tender.
Add finely chopped onion and stir well.
Cook until mixture has thickened.
Heat butter in small frying pan, add cumin seeds, cloves and crushed garlic.
Stir-fry for a few minutes until the seeds pop and garlic is golden brown.
Pour into lentils and stir well.
Serve over rice.


Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user S5RUSSEL.






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  • Incredible!
    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    I had this the other nite and it was delicious served over rice, next time I will double the spices. - 2/13/09

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  • 5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    This is a great simple recipe for dal, but be warned the cals are off because the database is for a cup of cooked lentils, so 1 cup dried = 2-3cups cooked. - 5/26/12

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  • Good
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    This was good, but, I guess I expected it to be "spicier! Next time I will 2x the spices. - 11/10/08

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  • 4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    No cloves but add cardomom, cumin, coriander, hot pepper flakes as if making curry. - 6/8/11

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I redid the nutrition using dried lentils and it's 117.3 cals, 3.1g fat, carbs 22.4g, fiber 11.5g, and protien 10.4g
    Also, added hot curry powder and served with Naan and rice (with peas)
    YUM - 5/31/13

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This is AWESOME! I omitted the oil and sauteed the onions, spices etc..with spray and put that and all the rest in the slow cooker, using bouillon instead of plain water, for a couple of hours on high...Sooo easy and DELICIOUS! A New FAVE! - 5/17/12

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    good recipe! You can speed things up a bit and skip soaking the lentils and instead cook in the pressure cooker (cook until blast, then turn heat off and allow to set until steam is gone). Mean while cook the cumin seed and add onions and garlic.


    - 2/16/10

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I love dal & this recipe is standard & yummy. - 3/17/07

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    this is one great recipe make all the time kitty 1000 - 1/15/08

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  • Awesome recipe. I made it for my family and they ate all of it (no left overs). I did double the spices and worried it would be too spicy for me (Not a fan of hot food), but it was not and loved it! - 2/3/14

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  • I made this tonight finally, served with quinoa, a salad & lots of veggies. I liked the recipe as is, but, my bf wanted it hotter so i added some curry powder & hot sauce, he was happy. I think this can be tweaked for many tasted, I also think I will be making this a lot :) - 7/18/12

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  • Very tasty and nice recipe, we can add few drops of lemon juice too to make it more tasty/ - 4/25/12

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  • good recipe - 9/22/11

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  • Looking for a receipe that matched the dish we had in a restaurant. This was very close and very good. - 3/23/11

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  • always a nice Meatless Monday standard - 1/20/11

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  • can't wait to try it. - 8/28/10

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  • GREAT VEGETARIAN HEALTHY ENTREE - 4/8/10

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  • 0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Not crazy about this. I used red lentils and they pretty much fell apart. Turned into mush. - 1/20/10

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  • Very Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Delicious, healthy and filling dinner. Ideal after a yoga class! Omm - 1/5/10

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  • Very Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Very delicious! My 7 year old even liked it! - 1/3/10

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  • Bad
    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This recipe fell flat and I like lentils and Curry and other (mild) Indian cuisine. It lacks a balance of subtle sweetness and ended up tasting like musty cupboard and old split pea soup - 11/30/09

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  • I used split dried chickpeas and added chilli. Served with brown rice,cucumber raita,tomatoes and papadums. Fantastic! - 5/31/09

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  • What kind of lentil have you used: Yellow, Green or some other? - 1/20/09

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  • Could you please add how much is in each serving? Is a serving 1/2 cup of lentils, or more like 3/4 cup?
    I made a much bigger pot, using this recipe loosely, and so can't just divide into 4.
    I added garam marsala and hot curry powder...yum!
    - 1/14/09

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  • delicious! - 1/13/09

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  • These were great. I used red lentils because that's what I had. I didn't have cloves or cumin seed, so I used coriander seed. I can't wait to try the recipe the way it's written! - 11/6/08

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  • Lentils are great. I have brown and red. I want to try green ones someday. - 11/3/08

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  • Nice and warm and comforting! - 11/2/08

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  • I love lentils served in any way and would add ground coriander, cinnamon and black onion seeds to spice it up a bit more, maybe also some crushed chillies... - 11/2/08

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  • Yummy..................! - 11/2/08

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Sounds different. - 11/2/08

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  • LOVE LENTILS AND IINDIAN SPICES - 11/2/08

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  • really does hit the spot - 11/2/08

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  • this dish is a Indo-Trinidadian dish so i my quit familiar with it being a Trinidadian myself. Yes, it is good with rice. - 11/2/08

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  • i like all the dals to make it more intersting we add chopped tomatoes and coriander leaves. - 11/2/08

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  • this was great - I just got turmeric so it's nice to have all the ingredients on hand - 11/2/08

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  • One of my favorite cuisines and healthy, too. Thank you for submitting it so I can add it to my quick cookbook on this site. Vicki - 11/2/08

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  • With just a little spice.....mmmmm. - 6/2/08

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  • Bad
    0 of 8 people found this review helpful
    I didnt lke the recioe . I make dhal curry a hundred times better than this . - 5/17/08

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  • i made this in a slow cooker. i would add less water next time, since i didn't boil the mixture before putting it in the slowcooker.. but it is delicious.. and just needs to cook for a while w/o the lid - 5/13/08

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  • Good - 3/11/08

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  • this is comfort food - 2/21/08

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