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    Fish N Lentil Chowder (Dal Machh)

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    1 hr

    30 mins

    30 mins

    Bhavna's Note:

    It's a warm blend of steaming green gram lentils and fresh water fish. Always good for a filling Sunday lunch. Can be accompanied with British broth bread or hot rice.

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    Serves: 6-7



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    1. 1
      Lightly fry fish heads in 2 tbsp oil and keep aside.
    2. 2
      Fry onions in the remaining oil til lightly golden. Add mustard seeds and cumin.
    3. 3
      Add cooked lentils into it.
    4. 4
      Add water, fenugreek, turmeric, cubed tomatoes and salt and bring to simmer.
    5. 5
      Add fish heads and boil for 5 minutes.
    6. 6
      Crush the head roughly using a heavy ladle while on fire.
    7. 7
      Garnish with coriander and take it off the fire to serve.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on November 27, 2010


      Wow what an iron rich recipe! Lentils, turmeric, fenugreek seeds and cumin and are great to build iron. I will change the fish head for sure, any suggestions?

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    Nutritional Facts for Fish N Lentil Chowder (Dal Machh)

    Serving Size: 1 (75 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 75.9
    Calories from Fat 3
    Total Fat 0.3 g
    Saturated Fat 0.0 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 4.5 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 13.8 g
    Dietary Fiber 5.7 g
    Sugars 2.2 g
    Protein 5.1 g

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    fish heads

    cumin seeds

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