Spicy Lentil Dal Recipe

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


Submitted by elizabethwilke

Makes 4 servings



The cilantro in this is great. Spicy comforting Indian food.

Recipe Ingredients for Spicy Lentil Dal

1 tbsp olive oil
1 c onion, diced
1 tbsp fresh ginger, minced
1 tsp cumin seeds
1 tsp turmeric
1/2 tsp crushed red pepper
4 cloves garlic, minced
2 c cauliflower florets
14 1/2 oz (1 can) diced tomatoes, drained, juice reserved
2 1/4 c water
1 c dried lentils
2 tbsp lime juice
1 tbsp fresh cilantro, minced
3/4 tsp salt
1/2 c basmati rice

Recipe Directions for Spicy Lentil Dal

  1. Heat olive oil in large pan. Add onion, ginger, cumin seeds, turmeric, crushed red pepper, and garlic. Saute for 2 minutes. Add cauliflower and can of tomatoes (drained, reserving liquid) to pan, and stir. Saute for 1 minute. Add tomato juice, water, and lentils. Bring to a boil, stirring well. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer 35 minutes, or until lentils are tender. Remove from heat, stir in lime juice, cilantro, and salt.

  2. Serve over basmati rice.

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 404.1g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
335
Calories from Fat
41
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
4.5g
7%
Saturated Fat
0.6g
3%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
468mg
20%
Potassium
965mg
28%
Total Carbohydrates
58.8g
20%
Dietary Fiber
18.3g
73%
Sugars
8.0g
Protein
17.7g
Vitamin A 20% Vitamin C 75%
Calcium 8% Iron 32%
* 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 manganese
  • Very high in vitamin C
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