Lentil Dhal Recipe

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


Submitted by flav90

Makes 5 servings



recipe was modified after a Yellow Split Pea Dhal recipe in "Easy Vegetarian Dinners"

Recipe Ingredients for Lentil Dhal

2 cups water
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup dry lentils
3/4 cup green beans
1 medium carrot
1 celery stalk
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 medium tomatoes, crushed
1 cup okra
6 spears asparagus
3 spring onions
1/2 leek stalk
1/2 cup tomato sauce
1 teaspoon curry powder
1 teaspoon cumin, ground
1/4 teaspoon turmeric
1/2 teaspoon ginger, ground
1/8 teaspoon red pepper, ground
2 tablespoons olive oil

Recipe Directions for Lentil Dhal

  1. Add lentils to boiling water. Boil until soft.

  2. Meanwhile place fresh vegetables in a steamer basket over boiling water. Steam for about 10 minutes or until crisp-tender; drain.

  3. In a skillet cook curry powder, cumin, turmeric, ginger and red pepper in hot oil for 1 to 2 minutes or until fragrant.

  4. Add the leeks, garlic and carrots. Cook for another 2 minutes stirring frequently.

  5. Add the chopped tomatoes and tomato sauce and let simmer for 2 more minutes. Finally, add the rest of the ingredients, cover and let simmer for 4 minutes.

  6. Sprinkle with chopped cilantro.

Categories

First Course

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 295.5g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
168
Calories from Fat
55
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
6.1g
9%
Saturated Fat
0.8g
4%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
386mg
16%
Potassium
650mg
19%
Total Carbohydrates
22.9g
8%
Dietary Fiber
9.7g
39%
Sugars
5.0g
Protein
7.7g
Vitamin A 64% Vitamin C 36%
Calcium 8% Iron 21%
* 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
  • No cholesterol
  • Very high in dietary fiber
  • High in iron
  • High in manganese
  • High in potassium
  • High in thiamin
  • Very high in vitamin A
  • Very high in vitamin C
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