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    Masoor Dal (Red Lentils)

    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    40 mins

    15 mins

    25 mins

    grapefruit's Note:

    One of two ways to make this Dal

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    Ingredients:

    Servings:

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    For Baghar (temper)

    Directions:

    1. 1
      wash dal in a few changes of water, until the water runs clear.
    2. 2
      soak in cold water for about half hour
    3. 3
      drain.
    4. 4
      place in pot with water, salt, red chilli powder and cook for 20 to 30 minutes or until dal is very tender.
    5. 5
      when dal is tender it should resemble a creamy soup (you might have to add more water if the its not creamy and cook for furtur 10 to 20 minutes).
    6. 6
      For the temper - heat oil in a frying pan add the garlic and fry until light brown , at this point add cumin and fry for few seconds and pour over the lentil and stir and cook for few minutes.
    7. 7
      cover and take off heat.
    8. 8
      serve hot.
    9. 9
      garnish with coriander and green chillies.
    10. 10
      Sprinkle a little garam masala on top.
    11. 11
      serve with boiled rice or chapatis.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on April 01, 2008

      55

    • on October 28, 2006

      55

      Oh, this was so yummy! I actually prefered eating it without the garnishes, and it was so good I didn't bother heating up any rice, just ate it plain. I did reduce the oil to 2 tablespoons, but that was the only thing I changed. Thanks so much for sharing.

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    Nutritional Facts for Masoor Dal (Red Lentils)

    Serving Size: 1 (180 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 196.5
     
    Calories from Fat 85
    43%
    Total Fat 9.5 g
    14%
    Saturated Fat 5.5 g
    27%
    Cholesterol 22.2 mg
    7%
    Sodium 398.3 mg
    16%
    Total Carbohydrate 21.0 g
    7%
    Dietary Fiber 3.8 g
    15%
    Sugars 0.8 g
    3%
    Protein 8.4 g
    16%

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