Red Lentil Daal

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 7
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 127.3
  • Total Fat: 4.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 877.9 mg
  • Total Carbs: 17.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 5.3 g
  • Protein: 5.8 g

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Number of Servings: 7


    2 cups red lentils
    2 tablespoons olive oil
    1 yellow onion, finely chopped
    1 teaspoon cumin seeds
    1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
    4 cloves garlic, minced
    4 cups vegetable broth or chicken broth
    1 1/2 cups chopped tomatoes with their juice
    1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro
    2 tablespoons minced fresh ginger
    1 fresh jalapeno pepper, minced*
    1 teaspoon ground turmeric
    1 teaspoon salt


Place the lentils on a clean, flat surface, preferably light in color to visually aid in the sorting. Sort through the lentils and discard any pebbles or chaff. Place the sorted lentils in a fine mesh strainer and rinse with cold running water, drain.

Heat the oil in a large heavy bottom 5-quart pan over medium-high heat, and sauté the onion until golden brown, about 5 minutes. Add the cumin seeds, cardamom, and garlic to the pan and stir until the spices are just fragrant, about 2 minutes. Add the broth, tomatoes, lentils, cilantro, ginger, jalapeño pepper, turmeric and salt. Bring to a boil over high heat; reduce the heat to low, cover, and simmer, stirring often, until lentils become soft, about 15 minutes.

Serve over brown rice. Makes about 7 servings (1 c. each).

Number of Servings: 7

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user MOIRALEIGH.