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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 116.7
  • Total Fat: 3.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 294.9 mg
  • Total Carbs: 16.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 6.8 g
  • Protein: 6.3 g

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Dhal (curried split peas)

Submitted by: RUTHXG

Introduction

Good fiber, protein & iron content--& delicious too! Can also be made with mung beans or lentils, or a combination. Adjust spiciness to your preference. Good fiber, protein & iron content--& delicious too! Can also be made with mung beans or lentils, or a combination. Adjust spiciness to your preference.
Number of Servings: 8

Ingredients

    1 c. dried split peas, mung beans, or lentils
    2 1/2 c. water
    1 t. turmeric
    1/2 t. cayenne red pepper
    1 t. salt
    1 1/2 T. canola oil
    1 large onion, thinly sliced lengthwise
    1 t. cumin powder
    10 whole cloves
    5 whole black peppercorns (or just use 1/2 t. black pepper)

Directions

Note that cooking time does NOT include soaking time.

Soak split peas in water 3-4 hours or by quick method. (Quick method: bring to boil, boil 2 minutes, then move pot to countertop or back of stove & allow to sit 1 hour.)

Add turmeric, cayenne, & salt. Bring to boil, reduce heat, cover partially, & simmer 20-30 minutes. Peas should end up tender & starting to disintegrate. Add water if you want the dhal to be runnier.

Meanwhile, saute the remaining ingredients until onions are well browned (10-12 mins.). Add onion mixture to cooked peas & cook a bit longer if you wish. Serve over white or brown rice.

The cloves & peppercorns add delightful little bursts of flavor--go ahead & eat them rather than fishing them out!

Serves 8 (about 1/2 c. servings).

Adapted from More with Less Cookbook.

Number of Servings: 8

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user RUTHXG.






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  • Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Try adding powdered cumin and coriander it makes it spicier, I also have homemade garam marsala sprinkled on top and it makes it taste even bette. - 3/4/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I will definitely add this to my repertoire. I added some celery I had that needed to be used and it did add some taste. It was good to have the fiber along with some good taste. - 2/8/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Excellent! I used split peas, didn't need to soak them; they cooked in 35 minutes. - 11/7/09

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  • Enjoyed this dish, added gram marsala and bay leaf - 3/26/13

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  • my husband loved it (even though he said the upstairs smelled terrible while it was cooking). - 1/27/13

    Reply from RUTHXG (1/27/13)
    Haha, that's hilarious! :-)


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  • Pretty good. - 4/3/12

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  • Easy, inexpensive, full of flavor and protein and fiber! What more could you ask for :-) Thanks for sharing, I'm going to save this for sure! - 9/17/09

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  • Thanks for this basic recipe, there's so much I can play around with! - 8/30/09

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  • Very good. Substituted for some spices I didn't have, and added 2 carrots. Tastes absolutely delicious served over brown rice. - 8/1/09

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Going to try this on the weekend. Thanks because we love Veggie Indian foods....love love love....and are so healthy and yummy! - 6/19/09

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Can't wait to try this out---today itself with Chick Pea(Chana)Dal!!This is boon for folks like me----get harried trying to plan Menus!! - 5/21/09

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  • Made this yesterday and it was fantastic! I added diced carrots and celery like the classic slip pea soup. This is my new favorite and will be making it often. Thanks so much for sharing it with us! - 5/7/09

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  • This is superb! I used split peas and added a bit extra water. It is absolutely delicious, and filling. Thank you so much for adding it! - 4/21/09

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  • Very happy with this recipe! Thank you:-) - 4/7/09

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  • This is a delicious recipe! I highly recommend it! Thanks for sharing! :o) - 3/30/09

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  • I love the flavors in this! - 3/25/09

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  • Just ate my first helping of your dahl recipe, and it is absolutely delicious!!! Thank you for the recipe. I think I will have that in the fridge on a regular basis. It is so good and so filling. I even ate the peppercorn and cloves - you are right about the burst of flavor. Love it! - 3/7/09

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Cannot wait to try this! - 2/28/09

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