Dhal (curried split peas)


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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 116.7
  • Total Fat: 3.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 294.9 mg
  • Total Carbs: 16.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 6.8 g
  • Protein: 6.3 g

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Introduction

Good fiber, protein & iron content--& delicious too! Can also be made with mung beans or lentils, or a combination. Adjust spiciness to your preference. Good fiber, protein & iron content--& delicious too! Can also be made with mung beans or lentils, or a combination. Adjust spiciness to your preference.
Number of Servings: 8

Ingredients

    1 c. dried split peas, mung beans, or lentils
    2 1/2 c. water
    1 t. turmeric
    1/2 t. cayenne red pepper
    1 t. salt
    1 1/2 T. canola oil
    1 large onion, thinly sliced lengthwise
    1 t. cumin powder
    10 whole cloves
    5 whole black peppercorns (or just use 1/2 t. black pepper)

Directions

Note that cooking time does NOT include soaking time.

Soak split peas in water 3-4 hours or by quick method. (Quick method: bring to boil, boil 2 minutes, then move pot to countertop or back of stove & allow to sit 1 hour.)

Add turmeric, cayenne, & salt. Bring to boil, reduce heat, cover partially, & simmer 20-30 minutes. Peas should end up tender & starting to disintegrate. Add water if you want the dhal to be runnier.

Meanwhile, saute the remaining ingredients until onions are well browned (10-12 mins.). Add onion mixture to cooked peas & cook a bit longer if you wish. Serve over white or brown rice.

The cloves & peppercorns add delightful little bursts of flavor--go ahead & eat them rather than fishing them out!

Serves 8 (about 1/2 c. servings).

Adapted from More with Less Cookbook.

Number of Servings: 8

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user RUTHXG.

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  • Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Try adding powdered cumin and coriander it makes it spicier, I also have homemade garam marsala sprinkled on top and it makes it taste even bette. - 3/4/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I will definitely add this to my repertoire. I added some celery I had that needed to be used and it did add some taste. It was good to have the fiber along with some good taste. - 2/8/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Excellent! I used split peas, didn't need to soak them; they cooked in 35 minutes. - 11/7/09

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  • It was delicious! I used red lentils and rice as the base instead of split peas - 2/18/15

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  • Enjoyed this dish, added gram marsala and bay leaf - 3/26/13

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