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Dal Recipe

Looking for an easy Dal recipe? Learn how to make Dal using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by sourmena

Makes 8 servings



From '5 Spices, 50 Dishes' - 8 portions

Recipe Ingredients for Dal

1 cup red lentils
1 large tomato
1/4 cup canola oil
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
1 onion
5 cloves garlic
1 tsp coriander
3/4 tsp turmeric
1/2 tsp cayenne
1/4 cup cilantro
1 tbsp butter
1 tsp salt
3 cups water

Recipe Directions for Dal

  1. Soak the lentils in cold water for one hour then drain and place in a large saucepan. Add 3 cups water and the tomato, cut into wedges, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer, cover, and cook until the lentils are tender, 45 minutes to one hour. Pick out any tomato skins and whisk the dal to emulsify it. Keep warm over low heat.

  2. Make the tadka: Heat the oil in a medium skillet over high heat. When the oil begins to smoke, add the cumin seeds, covering the pan with a lid or spatter screen. After the seeds have stopped sputtering, add the onion and garlic and saute over medium heat until most of the onion has turned dark brown, about 5 minutes. Add the coriander, turmeric, and cayenne, stir, and pour the onion mixture over the dal. Add the cilantro, butter and salt to the dal and simmer for 5 minutes. Serve hot.

Categories

Soup

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 161.6g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
172
Calories from Fat
77
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
8.6g
13%
Saturated Fat
1.5g
8%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
4mg
1%
Sodium
308mg
13%
Potassium
325mg
9%
Total Carbohydrates
17.5g
6%
Dietary Fiber
8.0g
32%
Sugars
1.7g
Protein
6.7g
Vitamin A 7% Vitamin C 10%
Calcium 3% Iron 12%
* 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
  • Very low in cholesterol
  • High in dietary fiber
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