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    Lentil Dal

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    Total Time:

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    43 mins

    5 mins

    38 mins

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    Lentil Dal

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    Ingredients:

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      Heat olive oil in large saucepan over medium-high heat.
    2. 2
      Add onion, ginger, cumin, turmeric, red peppers, and garlic.
    3. 3
      Saute 2 minutes.
    4. 4
      Add cauliflower and tomatoes; saute 1 minute.
    5. 5
      Stir in water and lentils; bring to a boil.
    6. 6
      Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 35 minutes or until lentils are tender.
    7. 7
      Stir in lime juice, cilantro, and salt.
    8. 8
      Serve 1 cup lentil mixture with 1 cup rice.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on February 22, 2002

      55

      This recipe makes the best Dal I've had at home ever... and it's so authentic! It reminds me of the Dal I used to have at my best friend's place during my school days. The only possible change I'd make is to increase the amount of red peppers for a little more 'heat'. Also, you can omit the rice, and drink this as a wonderful lentil soup. It's great for when you have a really bad cold, and need something to warm you up. Thanks for sharing this one... I'm sooo gonna make it over and over!

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    • on January 14, 2009

      55

      LOVED THIS RECIPE! The first time I made this, I thought it was a little bland. Last night, I made it again but used beef stock instead of water and added 1 tsp of garam masala. It ended up better than I'd get at a restaurant!

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    • on February 10, 2009

      45

      The first time I made this, it was a little bland. This time I added cranberries (halfway through cooking) and more crushed red pepper... maybe not as authentic, but the cranberries really added depth! It was great, and went over well with my critic. =)

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    Nutritional Facts for Lentil Dal

    Serving Size: 1 (423 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 376.3
     
    Calories from Fat 30
    15%
    Total Fat 3.4 g
    5%
    Saturated Fat 0.5 g
    2%
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    0%
    Sodium 313.3 mg
    13%
    Total Carbohydrate 71.9 g
    23%
    Dietary Fiber 12.4 g
    49%
    Sugars 4.2 g
    17%
    Protein 14.2 g
    28%

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