Masala Dal

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 127.7
  • Total Fat: 3.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 589.3 mg
  • Total Carbs: 19.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 5.9 g
  • Protein: 5.8 g

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For a fabulous meal serve this recipe over rice accompanied with a nice salad. For a fabulous meal serve this recipe over rice accompanied with a nice salad.
Number of Servings: 4


    1 cup yellow lentils or split peas
    3 cups water
    1 tsp salt
    1 tbsp vegetable oil
    2 cups chopped yellow onion
    1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper
    3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
    2–3 tsp Garam Masala
    fresh ground black pepper


Wash lentils and leave to soak in water for 10 minutes. Drain, rinse and place in a medium saucepan with water, salt and 1/2 cup of the onion.
Bring to a boil, reduce the heat, cover, and simmer until the peas are tender, about 45–50 minutes.
While lentils are cooking, heat the oil in a skillet and sauté the remaining onion with garlic, red peppers and garam masala over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are soft, and just beginning to brown, about 10–15 minutes.
Add the onion mixture to the cooked peas, stirring to combine.
Simmer 10 to 15 minutes to blend flavors.
Season with additional salt and pepper if desired.
(Options: Add additional chopped veggies such as spinach, or cauliflower.)

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user ROOTSREALITY.

Member Ratings For This Recipe

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    Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was an awesome recipe and my friends loved it. - 10/5/09

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    yummy - 8/8/19

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    very nice and easy, too! - 2/3/11

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    I made this for dinner yesterday and we all loved it. I followed the recipe exactly and it was easy and delicious - 11/24/08

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    Very Good
    Very yummy and filling served with a portion of boiled rice. I added a bit more spice and some chili too :) - 5/10/07