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    Tarka Dal in a Hurry

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    20 mins

    5 mins

    15 mins

    Cluich's Note:

    Want Indian food, but don't have the time or all the ingredients? Try this quick version of an Indian classic. Serve with rice and roti or naan.

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    1. 1
      Put the lentils in a pot and fill the pot with boiling water. Cook over low heat for 15 minutes. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a pan and add the cumin seeds. When the seeds start to pop, add the onion and stir-fry until golden and a little crisp. Remove half the onion with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels.
    2. 2
      Add the tomato paste, ginger-garlic paste, chilies, and salt to the pan and cook until well blended. Add the cooked lentils.
    3. 3
      Serve hot, with the reserved fried onions on top and garnished with garnished with cilantro.

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    Nutritional Facts for Tarka Dal in a Hurry

    Serving Size: 1 (142 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 339.5
    Calories from Fat 69
    Total Fat 7.7 g
    Saturated Fat 1.0 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 39.9 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 49.2 g
    Dietary Fiber 22.8 g
    Sugars 4.6 g
    Protein 19.4 g

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    ginger-garlic paste

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