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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 12
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 81.8
  • Total Fat: 2.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 15.6 mg
  • Total Carbs: 10.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 4.2 g
  • Protein: 4.7 g

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Daal Masala (Lentil Dip)

Submitted by: BLUESENOUGH
Daal Masala (Lentil Dip)

Introduction

This very easy recipe works either as a curry over rice or as a great alternative to hummus. Serve hot or cold with fresh vegetables, naan, pita, or baked tortilla chips. It's a good way to get enough fibre into your diet! This very easy recipe works either as a curry over rice or as a great alternative to hummus. Serve hot or cold with fresh vegetables, naan, pita, or baked tortilla chips. It's a good way to get enough fibre into your diet!
Number of Servings: 12

Ingredients

    3 c. lentils (reconstituted or canned)
    2 cloves garlic, chopped finely
    2 tbsp. olive oil
    1 tsp. finely chopped ginger root
    2 tsp. curry powder
    1 tsp. ground coriander
    3 tsp. ground cumin
    1/4 tsp. chili powder (or more to taste)
    pinch salt

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Directions

Pour oil into a sauce pan on low heat. When the oil is hot, put in garlic and ginger root. Simmer until browned (2-3 minutes). If the oil starts spitting, pull the pan off the heat and turn down the element.

Do not let the oil smoke under any circumstances!

Slowly sift in the spices, stirring constantly. Let them simmer for 2-3 minutes. This allows the flavour of the spices to permeate the oil.

Finally, pour lentils into the sauce pan and stir, making sure the oil coats the lentils.

Allow to simmer at least 20 minutes on low heat. The longer you cook it, the more fully the spices permeate the lentils.

If you want a smoother dip, you can mash the daal with the back of a wooden spoon or potato masher before you take them off the heat. If you're feeling very ambitious, you can put it through a blender.

Makes 12 4-tbsp servings.

Number of Servings: 12

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user BLUESENOUGH.






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