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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 3
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 317.8
  • Total Fat: 10.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 1,320.1 mg
  • Total Carbs: 44.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 13.4 g
  • Protein: 14.2 g

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Indian Dal

Submitted by: DRKATZ

Introduction

Serves 6
Nutritious and flavorful, with added heat from a jalapeņo, this recipe is an ideal choice for a quick evening meal. Dal is one of the principal foods of the Indian subcontinent where the term can be used to mean either an ingredient or the dish made from it. If using green or black beluga lentils instead of red, the cooking time should be increased by 10 to 15 minutes.
Serves 6
Nutritious and flavorful, with added heat from a jalapeņo, this recipe is an ideal choice for a quick evening meal. Dal is one of the principal foods of the Indian subcontinent where the term can be used to mean either an ingredient or the dish made from it. If using green or black beluga lentils instead of red, the cooking time should be increased by 10 to 15 minutes.

Number of Servings: 3

Ingredients

    2 cups red lentils
    2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
    1 yellow onion, finely chopped
    1 teaspoon whole cumin seeds
    1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
    4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
    2 tablespoons finely chopped ginger
    4 cups vegetable broth
    1 1/2 cup chopped tomatoes, with their juice
    1/3 cup chopped cilantro
    1 teaspoon ground turmeric
    Salt to taste
    1 jalapeno pepper, stemmed, seeded and finely chopped

Directions

Spread lentils out on a sheet tray and pick through to remove any stones or debris. Rinse lentils and drain well.

Heat oil in a large pot over medium high heat. Add onions and cook until softened, about 5 minutes. Add cumin, cardamom, garlic and ginger and cook, stirring often, until fragrant, about 2 minutes. Add lentils, broth, tomatoes, cilantro, turmeric, salt and jalapeno and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium low, cover and simmer, stirring often, until lentils are soft, about 15 minutes. Ladle into bowls and serve.

Serving Size: 3-6 servings

Number of Servings: 3

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user DRKATZ.






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