Indian Red Lentil Dal

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 251.4
  • Total Fat: 7.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 19.1 mg
  • Total Carbs: 32.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 12.2 g
  • Protein: 14.8 g

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Easy, inexpensive, versatile and full of fiber and vitamins Easy, inexpensive, versatile and full of fiber and vitamins
Number of Servings: 6


    4.5cups cooked red lentils--or other colors--about 400 gr dry
    5 cups water
    1 tsp oil
    1 large thinly sliced onion
    4 crushed garlic cloves
    3 tsp coriander powder
    3 teaspoonns cumin powder
    3 teaspoons crushed red pepper
    2 teaspoons cardamom powder
    1 tsp cinnamon
    3 teaspoons tumeric powder
    1 teaspoon salt
    1 tablespoon lemon juice
    1 can light coconut milk


Makes about 6 cups--6 big servings

Wash lentils, cook til soft in about 5 cups water.

Dry roast all spices for about three minutes in a fry pan, set aside. Put in 1 tsp oil, fry onions and garlic til fragrant and well cooked, add roasted spices, cook and stir careful not to burn, another 3 minutes.

Decide if you like the moisture in the lentils, take out some water if you think there is too much. Add roasted spice-onion garlic mixture and coconut milk, stir well and cook together about 5 minutes. Add lemon juice, check for salt.

Eat with basmati rice, or veggies, or pita bread.

Number of Servings: 6

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user AKASHA66.

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