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Yields:
6 servings
Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
1 hr 15 mins
Meal Type:
Side Dishes
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Indian Dhal (Lentils)

Healthy and delicious Indian inspired dhal.

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Cover lentils with boiling water and allow to stand for 15 minutes.
  2. Heat olive oil in a pan and cook onions and garlic for 2 minutes.
  3. Add cumin seeds, turmeric and curry powder. Cook for 2 minutes until fragrant.
  4. Add mushrooms and green pepper. Stirfry for a further 2 minutes.
  5. Add stock and lentils. Cook over medium heat for 35-45 minutes, or until dhal thickens.
  6. Stir frequently to avoid sticking.
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Reviews 
I was out of several of the spices so instead I added tho the onion/garlic combo 3 tbsps of a Tandoori curry paste made by PATAK. I let it cook for the same 2 minutes and then continued with the recipe. Easy and delicious.
26 Feb 07 by member: jaqisbaq
Thank you so much for that recipe! My whole family loved it
An enjoyable meal, would defanetly make it again enjoyed by all, i added a bit of chopped coriander to it just befor serving. thank you for sharing
05 Nov 09 by member: happy hoppy
Absolutely delicious! My husband, who is very finicky, liked it! I will definitely make this recipe again, and again. Thank you for sharing.
30 Jan 11 by member: jackiejculver
As long as it isn't eaten often - lentils are sort of out of the question.
22 Mar 11 by member: jamina1
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Nutrition summary:

There are 152 calories in 1 serving of Indian Dhal (Lentils).
Calorie break-down: 12% fat, 63% carbs, 25% protein.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 serving
 
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 19
Calories 152
 
% Daily Values*
Total Fat 2.08g 3%
  Saturated Fat 0.351g 2%
  Polyunsaturated Fat 0.634g  
  Monounsaturated Fat 0.925g  
Cholesterol 1mg 0%
Sodium 1031mg 43%
Potassium 398mg  
Total Carbohydrate 25g 8%
  Dietary Fiber 4.7g 19%
  Sugars 1.82g  
Protein 10.16g  
 
Vitamin A 2% Vitamin C 31%
Calcium 4% Iron 20%
* 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
8%
of RDI*
(152 calories)
8% of RDI
Calorie Breakdown:
 
Carbohydrate (63%)
 
Fat (12%)
 
Protein (25%)
Carbohydrates, 25g (63%) Fat, 2.08g (12%) Protein, 10.16g (25%)
* Based on a RDI of 2000 calories