Curried Masoor Dahl (red lentils)

Curried Masoor Dahl (red lentils)

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 234.8
  • Total Fat: 8.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 1,163.6 mg
  • Total Carbs: 35.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 9.2 g
  • Protein: 8.8 g

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These flavorful lentils are great over rice, naan, or potatos cooked in a strong broth These flavorful lentils are great over rice, naan, or potatos cooked in a strong broth
Number of Servings: 4


    4 cloves garlic, minced
    2T olive oil
    4t curry powder (salt-free variety)
    2t ground cumin
    28oz can tomato sauce
    1T Better than Bouillon, Vegetable variety
    1 cup dried red lentils
    2.5C water
    1 large onion, diced
    1 large tomato, seeded & chopped
    half of a lemon, juiced


Lightly brown garlic in olive oil. Add curry powder and cumin, cooking until fragrant. Add tomato sauce and bouillon, simmering for about 5 minutes.

Add lentils, water, and onions. Simmer for 25-30 minutes until done. Finish off heat with chopped tomatos and lemon juice.

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user PACIFICAFUNK.

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  • Very Good
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Made this for my husband. He's never had lentils before. He said it's definitely one to have again! I made it with diced tomatoes instead of tomato sauce, carmelized the onions like The Jench recommended, used chicken broth instead of veggie, and added and extra 1/2 tsp curry and a 1/2 tsp of Garam - 1/7/10

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  • Very Good
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I would reccomend using less tomato sauce. Next time I'm going to try crushed tomatoes- I'll report back. I may also carmelize the onions at the start before the garlic and add more curry powder. In all it's a good start though! - 7/13/07

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I found a local store that has specialized ingredients like masoor dahl. So this recipe was tempting and I'm very glad I tried it. I used home made vegetable stock (instead of bouillon and water), diced tomatoes (instead of sauce)and 1/2 tsp garam masala. I recommend this dish. - 5/3/13

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This makes 7c for a 1.75cup serving. My first time eating red lentils (thought a huge split pea fan): It's like vegan chili. The texture, cumin, and tomato base make it very like chili. I ate out of bowl with no accompaniment and added cayenne. - 4/6/09

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  • Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    It was good but rather bland. I had to add quite a bit of salt after I dished it up. I think I will add some cayenne next time and increase the curry. This is a good side dish with rice, but I don't know that I will use it as a main meal again. - 2/13/11

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