Indian Toor Dal

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 1
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 194.3
  • Total Fat: 5.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 15.4 mg
  • Total Carbs: 29.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 9.5 g
  • Protein: 10.7 g

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A delicious Dal that is best when eaten with Indian Basmati Rice A delicious Dal that is best when eaten with Indian Basmati Rice
Number of Servings: 1


    * Lentils, 100 grams (Toor Dal or Yellow
    * Red Ripe Tomatoes, 75 grams
    * Olive Oil, 1 1tsp
    * Ginger Root, 1 tsp
    * *Hot Chili Peppers, 1 pepper (small green
    * Salt
    * Cayenne Pepper (depends on taste)
    * Cumin Powder, 1/2 tsp
    * Coriander Powder, 1/2 tsp
    * Lemon juice, 1 tbsp
    * Black Mustard Seeds
    * Water (depends on the consistency at
    which you would like the Dal)


Wash and cook the Lentils in a pressure cooker for about 10 minutes.
While the Lentils are cooking prepare the Tomatoes, Ginger and Chilis.
Once Lentils are cooked remove and puree them when they are a little cooler. Set aside.

I a pot add oil and heat. Add Mustard Seeds to the oil and wait for them to pop.
Once Mustard Seeds have popped add the Tomatoes, saute for about 1 minute.
Add the pureed Lentils and water.
Add the Chilis and ginger and the rest of the spices.
Simmer for about 15 minutes. Check water levels regularly so as to not burn the Dal.
Taste to see if there is a little sour kick to the dal. (just a tiny bit.) if not add some Lemon Juice.
Simmer for about 5-10 minutes.

Dal is done, enjoy.

Member Ratings For This Recipe

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    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I don't get the point of adding olive oil in an Indian recipe, it will never have the same flavor or taste when compared to cooking in mustard or refined oil. - 7/13/12

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    yum - 7/15/19

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    Hi GIGINAIk,
    Wonderfull recipe. One question though, Sodium is 15.4 mg in nutritional info. Normally a tsp salt is around 2300 mg, just wondering if you are actualling putting 1/150 tsb salt in this ?
    - 8/13/13

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    This is my favorite dal recipe. The balance of flavors with the cool tomatoes and spicy chiles is perfect. - 4/8/13

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    I am excited to try it - 4/30/12