Easy Tarka Daal

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 102.9
  • Total Fat: 3.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 13.0 mg
  • Total Carbs: 14.0 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 4.5 g
  • Protein: 4.4 g

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Simple and quick Indian lentil dish Simple and quick Indian lentil dish
Number of Servings: 4


    3/4 cup of lentils (mix of red and moong dal)
    2 cloves of garlic
    1 tsp chili powder, dried chilies or fresh
    1 tsp ground turmeric

    1 tbsp olive oil
    1 large onion - chopped
    1 large tomato

    salt to taste


Boil lentils, turmeric, garlic and chilies in 2.5 cups water for around 20 minutes or until soft.

Fry onion and tomato in olive oil until onions are well cooked.

Pour tarka (onion and tomato) on top of daal (lentils).

Can be served as a main dish with boiled rice or as a side dish with a curry or as a dip for naan or popadoms.

Serves about 4 as a main meal.

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user KNITTYKITTY.