Split Pea Dahl

Be the first to
rate this recipe!
Create a Recipe Makeover
Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 90.3
  • Total Fat: 4.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 437.2 mg
  • Total Carbs: 9.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3.5 g
  • Protein: 4.0 g

View full nutritional breakdown of Split Pea Dahl calories by ingredient
Report Inappropriate Recipe

Submitted by:


recipe by Ann Saks and Faith Stone in the Shoshoni Cookbook recipe by Ann Saks and Faith Stone in the Shoshoni Cookbook
Number of Servings: 6


    1 cup dried yellow split peas
    5 cups water
    1 Tbls sesame or canola oil
    1 Tbls black mustard seeds
    1 Tbls cumin seeds
    1 clove fresh garlic
    1 tsp turmeric
    1 tsp chili paste or pinch or cayenne
    1 tsp gound cumin
    1 tsp ground coriander
    1 tomato
    1 tsp salt


Rinse split peas. Bring water to a boil in a large pot. Add peas. Return to boil, stir, then lower heat and simmer 1-2 hours until tender. WARNING: Peas will foam up and boil over easily; keep a watchful eye.

In a skillet, heat oil and saute mustard seeds until they "pop" and turn gray. Add cumin seeds and fry until golden. Make sure to cover the pan when cooking seeds or they'll pop all over your kitchen.

Add garlic, turmeric or saffron, chili paste or cayenne, ground cumin and coriander. Saute 2 minutes. Add tomato and saute until the tomato is good and mushy (about 3-5 minutes).

Add spices, salt and tomato to peas and cook 30 minutes. Serves 6.

Number of Servings: 6

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user KENMYERS.

Rate This Recipe