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Dhal

 
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This flavorful dhal is easy to make, and it's great with some Indian naan bread and cucumber rati.

Yield

6

servings

Prep

15

min

Cook

60

min

Ready

75

min

Low Fat, Low in Saturated Fat, Low Cholesterol, Trans-fat Free, High Fiber
 

Ingredients

6 ounces lentils, green
2 teaspoons ghee (clarified butter)
or vegetable oil
1 large onions
onion fine , finely chopped
2 each green chili peppers
freshly minced
*
1 each cinnamon sticks
broken up
*
½ teaspoon turmeric
½ teaspoon garam masala
*
¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
*
1 teaspoon salt
to taste
1 teaspoon cumin
ground
2 each tomatoes
ripe, skinned and chopped, or canned
20 ounces water
warm water (brit pint)
2 cloves garlic
peeled and minced, chopped

Directions

Wash and soak the lentils for 2 hours and drain well.

Melt ghee over medium heat in a non-stick pan and fry the onions, green chilli and cinnamon until onions are slightly browned, about 6 to 8 minutes.

Add the turmeric and garam masala, stir and mix well.

Add the lentils, cayenne pepper and salt, stir and fry for 8 to 10 minutes over a low heat.

Add the cumin, tomato, stir and cook for 3 to 4 minutes.

Add the water and garlic, bring to the boil, cover and simmer for about 50 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Remove pan from heat.

Serve with rice, parathas/rotis.

Kebabs, tandoori chicken accompany well.

 

* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Comments

Tinawashere
Quebec, Canada
 almost 9 years ago

This recipe was delicious. I did it in the microwave and served it over a bed of couscous split with jasmine rice. The kids loved it. Used canned lentils, left out the tomatoes and the garam masala and added horseread mustard but can use Dijon also.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 193g (6.8 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 11913% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 2g 3%
Saturated Fat 1g 4%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 3mg 1%
Sodium 412mg 17%
Total Carbohydrate 7g 7%
Dietary Fiber 8g 34%
Sugars g
Protein 14g
Vitamin A 8% Vitamin C 15%
Calcium 4% Iron 13%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?

 

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