Tarka Dhal

Tarka Dhal
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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 109.8
  • Total Fat: 2.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 3.3 mg
  • Total Carbs: 17.0 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3.0 g
  • Protein: 6.5 g

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Number of Servings: 8


    250 g chana dhal, rinsed
    1 L water
    1T vegetable oil
    1 T cumin seeds
    1 small onion, chopped
    3-4 whole green chillies
    2 cm fresh ginger
    3 garlic cloves and 1 tomato, puréed together
    ¾ t turmeric
    ¼ t masala
    1½ ground coriander
    Salt and pepper
    Coriander, chopped


Serves 8

Cook lentils in water for 35 - 40 mins. Whisk to break down lentils.

Flash fry Cumin seeds 20-30 seconds. Add onion chillies, ginger and tomato purée.

Add ground spices and 100 ml water . simmer for 15-20 minutes.

Add cooked lentils to sauce. Adjust with more water to thickness desired. Add salt and pepper to taste. Top with chopped coriander.

Number of Servings: 8

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user LUCYLAKE.