Dal with Cucumber Cream Recipe

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Submitted by runawayprincess

Makes 4 servings



Serve with Pita Chips: 2 (6-inch) whole wheat pitas Preheat oven to 350°. To prepare pita chips, split pitas; cut each half into 8 wedges. Arrange wedges in a single layer on a baking sheet. Bake at 350° for 20 minutes or until crisp. Cool completely on baking sheet.

Recipe Ingredients for Dal with Cucumber Cream

1/2 cup fresh baby spinach
1/2 cup reduced-fat sour cream
1/2 cup cucumber, peeled and chopped
1 dash of salt
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 1/2 teaspoons cumin seeds
1 teaspoon yellow mustard seeds
1 cup onion, chopped
2 teaspoons garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon red pepper, crushed
1/4 teaspoon turmeric, ground
1/4 teaspoon ginger, fresh
3 cups vegetable broth
1 1/4 cups dried lentils
1 cup water
1/2 cup tomato, chopped
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons lemon juice

Recipe Directions for Dal with Cucumber Cream

  1. To prepare cucumber cream, place spinach and sour cream in a food processor; process until smooth. Place spinach mixture in a small bowl; stir in cucumber and dash of salt. Cover and chill at least 1 hour.

  2. To prepare dal, heat oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add cumin seeds and mustard seeds; cook 2 minutes or until toasted, stirring frequently. Stir in onion, garlic, red pepper, turmeric, and ginger; cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Stir in broth, lentils, and 1 cup water; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 30 minutes or until lentils are very tender, stirring occasionally. Uncover and simmer 20 minutes or until thick and creamy, stirring occasionally with a whisk. Remove from heat. Stir in tomato, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and juice. Spoon about 3/4 cup dal into each of 4 bowls; top each serving with 3 tablespoons cucumber cream and 8 pita chips.

Categories

Main Dish, Indian

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 402.2g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
352
Calories from Fat
103
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
11.5g
18%
Saturated Fat
4.6g
23%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
13mg
4%
Sodium
786mg
33%
Potassium
899mg
26%
Total Carbohydrates
41.9g
14%
Dietary Fiber
19.3g
77%
Sugars
5.4g
Protein
22.4g
Vitamin A 15% Vitamin C 20%
Calcium 10% Iron 37%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
A-
  Good points
  • Low in cholesterol
  • Very high in dietary fiber
  • High in iron
  • High in manganese
  • High in phosphorus
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