Masoor Daal

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 362.9
  • Total Fat: 4.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 6.8 mg
  • Total Carbs: 65.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 7.6 g
  • Protein: 16.4 g

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Number of Servings: 4


    1 cup red lentils
    1 slice ginger, 1 inch piece, peeled
    1/4 teaspoon ground turmeric
    1 teaspoon salt
    1 teaspoon cayenne pepper, or to taste
    4 teaspoons vegetable oil
    1 medium onion, minced
    1 teaspoon cumin seeds

    3 cups cooked basmati rice.


Rinse lentils thoroughly and place in a medium saucepan along with ginger, turmeric, salt and cayenne pepper. Cover with about 1 inch of water and bring to a boil. Skim off any foam that forms on top of the lentils. Reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, until beans are tender and soupy.

Heat oil in a pan and cook the onions until they are a light golden brown. Add the cumin and cook for 45 seconds.

Pour the onion and cumin mixture into the lentils and stir. Cook for 2 more minutes on low.

Serve over basmati rice.

Makes 4 servings.

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user JENNILI.