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    Masoor Dal

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    1 hr 5 mins

    5 mins

    1 hr

    Zeke Koch's Note:

    I serve this in little bowls as part of an indian meal.

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    1. 1
      Bring dal to boil in a large stock pot with 4 cups water and bring to a boil.
    2. 2
      When it comes to a boil, there will be a gray surface scum.
    3. 3
      Skim this away and then add the ginger and turmeric.
    4. 4
      Turn the heat low and simmer partially covered for 1 hour.
    5. 5
      When done, a thick puree settles on the bottom.
    6. 6
      Make sure you stir the dal several times in the last 15 minutes.
    7. 7
      Heat the oil in a small skillet and when it smokes add the pinch of asafetida.
    8. 8
      One second later, add the cumin and peppers.
    9. 9
      Cook until the peppers until both sides turn dark (a few seconds).
    10. 10
      Pour the oil spice mixture into the dal with the salt and stir for 1 minute.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on January 27, 2002


      I''m a lentil hound and this filled the bill. The only change I made was to grate the ginger, rather than sticking one piece of it in there.

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    • on October 31, 2008


      This is quick, easy, and very yummy. I have made it once, and am cooking it for a second time as I type this. Both times I chopped up the ginger. The first time I subbed chili powder and added it with the turmeric. The second time I used the whole peppers, but subbed panch phoron instead of cumin seeds. As soon as it finishes cooking, I'll update this review! UPDATE: I subbed panch phoron, and ghee instead of the oil, and it was delicious! Stirred in some chopped fresh cilantro at the end. This is going to be a great breakfast tomorrow with some whole wheat toast!

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    Nutritional Facts for Masoor Dal

    Serving Size: 1 (147 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 230.8
    Calories from Fat 72
    Total Fat 8.0 g
    Saturated Fat 1.0 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 590.8 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 29.2 g
    Dietary Fiber 5.4 g
    Sugars 0.1 g
    Protein 12.1 g

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    asafetida powder

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