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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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Typically Chicken stock is not used in Indian cooking, for this dish, which is a vegetarian food. Use water instead. Add grated ginger along with the garlic. Add chopped tomatoes, salt to taste. Add chopped cilantro at the last minute of cooking. Instead of mushrooms and green peppers, you can experiment with other vegetables, such as beans, asian eggplant, carrots, cabbage, bok choi, radish etc. It is a very versatile dish. Serve with rice or chappati ( Whole wheat Tortilla).
24 May 19 by member: hbfgvv
I omitted the curry powder,served it on instant white rice, garished it with diced tomatoes, young green onion tops, and used sriracha and ginger paste
10 Dec 15 by member: Jones Jennifer
As long as it isn't eaten often - lentils are sort of out of the question.
22 Mar 11 by member: jamina1
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
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
Thank you so much for that recipe! My whole family loved it
14 Oct 07 by member: cabawi
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

     
 

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Nutrition summary:

There are 152 calories in 1 serving of Indian Dhal (Lentils).
Calorie break-down: 12% fat, 63% carbs, 26% protein.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 serving
Amount Per Serving
Calories
152
 
% Daily Values*
Total Fat
2.08g
3%
Saturated Fat
0.351g
2%
Trans Fat
-
Polyunsaturated Fat
0.634g
Monounsaturated Fat
0.925g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
1031mg
45%
Total Carbohydrate
25g
9%
Dietary Fiber
4.7g
17%
Sugars
1.82g
Protein
10.16g
Vitamin D
0mcg
3%
Calcium
40mg
3%
Iron
3.64mg
20%
Potassium
398mg
8%
Vitamin A
5mcg
1%
Vitamin C
18.9mg
21%
* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
8%
of RDI*
(152 calories)
8% of RDI
Calorie Breakdown:
 
Carbohydrate (62%)
 
Fat (12%)
 
Protein (26%)
* Based on a RDI of 2000 calories

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