Red Lentil Dal

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 77.3
  • Total Fat: 3.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 7.6 mg
  • Sodium: 26.6 mg
  • Total Carbs: 9.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3.4 g
  • Protein: 3.7 g

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Delicious, filling and simple recipe. Delicious, filling and simple recipe.
Number of Servings: 8


    1-1/2 cups red lentils
    1-2 jalapeno peppers, minced
    2 tsp tumeric
    8 cups water
    2 tbsp butter
    1 large onion, sliced
    salt to taste


Rinse lentils.
Place beans in large pot with 8 cups of water.
Add jalapeno, tumeric and salt to taste.
Bring to boil, then reduce heat and allow to simmer for up to 2 hours.
Melt butter in non stick frying pan.
Add sliced onion and saute' over medium low heat until onions are very soft and brown.
Top lentils with onion.
Serve with tortillas or other flatbread. Also good with brown rice.

Number of Servings: 8

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user JALEPENOANN.

Member Ratings For This Recipe

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    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I pressure cooker cooked my lentils with less water and tumeric -to cook faster. I also added garlic, cilantro, cumin to the dish and used olive oil instead of butter. Tasty and healthy too!!! I also substituted jalapenos with fresh green chillies - minced. - 6/23/08

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    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Yummy, thnaks! Just how our Indian driver makes it! - 7/11/11

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    Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was really good. I substituted one of the teaspoons of turmeric for a teaspoon of garam masala, added a steamed head of cauliflower, and added 2 hot banana peppers in addition to the one Jalapeno. All of this served over brown rice. - 6/23/09

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    yum - 6/19/19

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    Love this Red Lentil Dal Recipe.....Yummy! - 11/15/18