Simple Lentil Dal (Dahl)
65 mins (prep 20, cooking 45)
20 ingredients
6 servings
Don't let the word "Simple" fool you; it's a fairly easy recipe to make, but results in the loveliest of flavor complexities. The mashed garlic, cloves and cinnamon give the lentils a lovely, warm aftertaste and a heavenly fragrance. Whole spices are cooked in a bit of oil to infuse it with their flavor before the lentils are added and a fresh tempering oil is also used to finish the dish. This can be a of a stew-like consistency or like a soup depending on your preference. Add more water to thin, less to thicken. Puree a bit of the lentils for a smoother dal. Really nice over basmati rice! This was my second attempt at making a dal and my first *successful* one. ;) The recipe, (courtesy of acclaimed chef and cooking teacher, Suvir Saran), calls for pink lentils (dhuli masoor dal), but I used split yellow (mung or moong without the hulls and split).

Categories:  lentil , side-dish , vegan , main-dish , beans , indian , equipment , <-4-hours , vegetarian , stove-top , time-to-make , asian ,
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Serving Size (62.69 g)
Servings 6
Amount per Serving
Calories 218.61 Calories from Fat 72.18
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8.02g 74.0%
Saturated Fat 0.93g 27.84%
Trans Fat 0.05g %
Cholesterol 4.54mg 9.07%
Sodium 497.93mg 124.48%
Total Carbohydrate 28.92g 57.85%
Dietary Fiber 10.55 g 253.1%
Sugars 3.77 g %
Protein 9.37g 112.47%
Vitamin A 224.99IU% Vitamin C 1.88mg%
Calcium 51.75mg% Iron 3.7mg%
*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:
cumin seed, cold water, medium onion, minced fresh ginger, hot green chili, chopped fresh cilantro


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