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    Slow Cooker Mixed Yellow Dal

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    6 hrs 15 mins

    15 mins

    6 hrs

    Mrs Joshi's Note:

    This recipe was inspired by a Trevti Dal --"three dals" -- recipe from my favorite Indian cookbook author Tarla Dalal. My recipe is actually four different types of dal but can be adjusted to accommodate pretty any type of split or quick-cooking legume. Preparing this in a slow cooker results in an amazingly creamy and flavorful dal that can be eaten on its own as a soup, or enjoyed with its more traditional accompaniments of rotis and rice.

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    1. 1
      Rinse the four types of lentils.
    2. 2
      Fill bowl with the mixed lentils and enough water to cover them. Set aside.
    3. 3
      Heat the oil in a skillet. Add the cumin seeds.
    4. 4
      When the cumin seeds crackle, add the asofoetida.
    5. 5
      Add the onion and garlic, and saute for a couple of minutes.
    6. 6
      Add the jalapeno and ginger, and saute for another minute or so.
    7. 7
      Turn off the heat and transfer the sauteed mixture to a 4-6 qt crockpot.
    8. 8
      Add the soaked mixed lentils and four cups of water to the crockpot and stir.
    9. 9
      Add the turmeric, cayenne, ground coriander, ground cumin, and salt to the crockpot and stir again.
    10. 10
      Cook in the crockpot, covered, on low heat for 5 - 7 hours, checking occasionally (mine was done in just under six hours).
    11. 11
      In the last 15 minutes of cooking, add the tomato sauce and mix well. Add additional seasonings to taste if desired.
    12. 12
      Just before serving, stir in the lemon juice and cilantro. Enjoy!

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on April 03, 2012


      So yummy, everyone had seconds! I was out of channa dal, so I used regular green lentils in their place. The masoor dal melts into a gravy. We are going to make it again when we have guests over.

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    Nutritional Facts for Slow Cooker Mixed Yellow Dal

    Serving Size: 1 (214 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 8

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 224.9
    Calories from Fat 43
    Total Fat 4.7 g
    Saturated Fat 0.6 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 304.3 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 33.8 g
    Dietary Fiber 14.0 g
    Sugars 4.0 g
    Protein 12.4 g

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