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Eggplant Dhal

Red lentils with eggplant and Indian spices.



  1. Sauté diced ginger and garlic in oil. When soft, add spices and fry for 30 seconds.
  2. Add chopped tomato and eggplant. Stir well, coating all eggplant cubes.
  3. Add lentils and water. Stir well.
  4. Simmer on low heat until lentils are soft. Most of the water should be absorbed. Add salt to taste.
  5. Can serve with yogurt, lemon juice and cilantro.
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This is very tasty and pretty filling. I added some Thai peppers from my garden and it will really clear your sinuses on a cool fall day :) I love how low in calories and high in protein this dish is.
12 Oct 11 by member: Adventurer Rich


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Nutrition summary:

There are 244 calories in 1 serving of Eggplant Dhal.
Calorie break-down: 17% fat, 60% carbs, 23% protein.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 serving
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 42
Calories 244
% Daily Values*
Total Fat 4.69g 7%
  Saturated Fat 0.786g 4%
  Polyunsaturated Fat 1.741g  
  Monounsaturated Fat 1.832g  
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 11mg 0%
Potassium 532mg  
Total Carbohydrate 38.35g 13%
  Dietary Fiber 8.6g 34%
  Sugars 2.05g  
Protein 14.96g  
Vitamin A 50% Vitamin C 172%
Calcium 40% Iron 247%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Nutrition Values are based on USDA Nutrient Database SR18
of RDI*
(244 calories)
12% of RDI
Calorie Breakdown:
Carbohydrate (60%)
Fat (17%)
Protein (23%)
* Based on a RDI of 2000 calories