Lentils With Cumin and Asafetida

65 mins (prep 5, cooking 60)
9 ingredients
4-6 servings
This is a wonderful Indian lentil side dish. Asafetida has a very strong, musky smell that many people find unappealing. Store it in an airtight container to prevent it from contaminating your other spices, and if you really don't like the smell, keep it in the freezer--I left it in my car for a little while and everything in the car smelled like it afterward. Despite the strange smell, I have not yet met anyone who dislikes the flavor once it's prepared! This recipe comes from a cookbook called Madhur Jaffrey's Spice Kitchen. All the ingredients should be available at any Indian grocery store.

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Serving Size (209.09 g)
Servings 4
Amount per Serving
Calories 263.87 Calories from Fat 104.49
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11.61g 71.47%
Saturated Fat 0.91g 18.12%
Trans Fat 0.29g %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 444.92mg 74.15%
Total Carbohydrate 29.09g 38.79%
Dietary Fiber 14.73 g 235.6%
Sugars 0.99 g %
Protein 12.42g 99.36%
Vitamin A 18.72IU% Vitamin C 2.11mg%
Calcium 32.22mg% Iron 3.83mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
ground, asafetida, cumin seed, hot red chili peppers