Spinach Dal with Millet -- slow cooker

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 261.4
  • Total Fat: 4.0 g
  • Cholesterol: 2.7 mg
  • Sodium: 341.3 mg
  • Total Carbs: 43.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 8.2 g
  • Protein: 12.9 g

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Number of Servings: 8


    1 T olive oil
    2 onions, chopped
    4 cloves garlic, minced
    1 T minced ginger root
    1 t turmeric
    1/2 t cracked black peppercorns
    2 bay leaves
    1 T cumin seeds, toasted
    2 t. coriander seeds, toasted
    1 can (28 oz) tomatoes, including juice
    3 cups stock
    1 c red lentils, rinsed
    1 c millet
    1/4 t cayenne, dissolved in 2 T lemon juice
    salt, optional
    1 lb frozen spinach, or 1 package (10oz) of frozen spinach thawed
    1/4 c cilantro leaves
    coconut milk or plain yogurt, optional


In skillet, heat oil. Add onions and cook until softened. Add garlic and gingerroot and cook for 1 minute. Add turmeric, peppercorns, bay leaves, and cumin and coriander. Cook 1 minute. Add tomatoes with juice and bring to a boil. Add to slow cooker.

Add stock, lentils, and millet and stir well. cover and cook on LOW for 10 HOURS, or on HIGH for 5 HOURS, until lentils are tender.

Stir in cayenne solution and add salt to taste. Add spinach, in batches, stirring often until all leaves are submerged. Cover and cook on HIGH for 20 minutes, until spinach is tender. Discard bay leaves.

Transfer to large serving bowl, drizzle with coconut milk or yogurt, and garnish with cilantro.

***** 4 POINTS *****

Number of Servings: 8

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user DROSTECK.

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