Indian Lentil Pilaf Recipe

Looking for an easy Indian Lentil Pilaf recipe? Learn how to make Indian Lentil Pilaf using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by eilerr

Makes 6 servings



Very flavorful, high fiber, vegan. Originally from Vegetarian Times.

Recipe Ingredients for Indian Lentil Pilaf

1 c lentils, rinsed
2 tbsp olive oil
1 1/3 c onion, chopped
2 c carrots, chopped
1 c brown basmati rice
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 tbsp ginger, minced
1 1/2 tsp garam masala
14 oz Tomatoes Diced No Salt Added
1 c vegetable broth

Recipe Directions for Indian Lentil Pilaf

  1. Bring lentils and 4 C water to a boil in a large pot. Reduce heat to low and simmer 15 minutes or until tender. Drain, reserving 3/4 C cooking water, transferring lentils to a bowl.

  2. Wipe out pot. Heat oil on high. Saute onion 4 minutes. Add carrots and rice and cook 3 minutes, stirring constantly. Add garlic, ginger, and masala and cook 1 more minute.

  3. Stir in tomatoes, broth, reserved lentil water and lentils and bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat to low, and cook 20 minutes or until rise is cooked. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Let stand 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork and serve.

Categories

Beans, Main Dish, Indian, Vegetarian

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 238.6g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
316
Calories from Fat
49
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
5.5g
8%
Saturated Fat
0.8g
4%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
170mg
7%
Potassium
548mg
16%
Total Carbohydrates
51.1g
17%
Dietary Fiber
11.8g
47%
Sugars
3.7g
Protein
12.1g
Vitamin A 126% Vitamin C 12%
Calcium 6% Iron 18%
* 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 saturated fat
  • No cholesterol
  • Low in sodium
  • High in dietary fiber
  • High in manganese
  • Very high in vitamin A
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