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Lardking's Healthy Dhal Recipe

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Submitted by lardking

Makes 8 servings



Authentic Indian Dhal complete with tadka - but without all the nasty fat. It's surprisingly lovely

Recipe Ingredients for LardKing's Healthy Dhal

125 g red lentils
125 g white lentils
1.13 l water
3 tsp coriander seeds
3 tsp cumin seeds
1 tsp Spices Whole Black Pepper
1 tsp turmeric
1 tsp cayenne pepper
3 cloves garlic
2 small onions
1 tbsp olive oil
100 g tinned chopped tomatoes
1 tsp salt

Recipe Directions for LardKing's Healthy Dhal

  1. First prepare your masalla (spice mix) by grinding together the Cumin seeds, Coriander Seeds and Whole Black Pepper (you can use a coffee grinder or a large pepper mill) (you can add any other dried spices you care for to this mix - cinnamon, caraway seeds etc). IMPORTANT NOTE!! - You will NOT be using ALL of the masalla mix in this recipe - the amount given here should be enough to make this dish a few times over. You can store it like any other dried spice.

  2. Finely chop the onions and put them to one side.

  3. Crush the garlic directly onto the onions.

  4. Optional - add ginger to the onion/garlic mix

  5. Wash the Lentils.

  6. Bring the water to the boil

  7. Place the Lentils, turmeric (haldhi), cayenne pepper, salt and tomatoes into the water.

  8. Cover and simmer.

  9. While the dhal is simmering, heat the olive oil to quite hot and add a tiny bit of the ground masalla mix for just a few seconds to flavour the oil

  10. Add the onions, garlic and ginger. Fry this mix , stirring pretty much continually, for about 15-20 minutes until the onions are deep golden brown. soft and caramelised.

  11. Add a good teaspoon of the masalla mix to the fry at this point fry for a further 5 minutes, stirring continuously.

  12. Your dhal should be about the right consistency now, so add the fried onion/garlic mix to it and stir it in.

  13. Add about another -1 teaspoon of the masalla and stir in. Simmer for another 5 minutes.

  14. The whole process should take about 20 minutes from the time you start simmering the dhal - the final consistency should be like a thick soup, NOT semi-solid or dry. If it is too thick add some more water.

  15. Serve with your choice of accompaniment.

  16. Have it as a hearty soup Which should mean less servings or serve with rice.

  17. If you really love your meaty protein then add some diced or shredded chicken breast.

  18. Nom

Categories

Vegetables, Appetizers, Brunch, First Course, Main Dish, Side Dish, Soup, Indian, Boil, Fry, Vegetarian, Halal

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 208.1g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
141
Calories from Fat
22
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
2.4g
4%
Saturated Fat
0.3g
1%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
300mg
12%
Potassium
386mg
11%
Total Carbohydrates
21.9g
7%
Dietary Fiber
10.2g
41%
Sugars
1.8g
Protein
8.6g
Vitamin A 5% Vitamin C 8%
Calcium 4% Iron 17%
* 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
  • Very high in dietary fiber
  • High in iron
  • High in manganese
  • High in phosphorus
  • High in thiamin
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