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    Yellow Lentil Dal

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    1 hr 5 mins

    30 mins

    35 mins

    chia's Note:

    I made this for lunch today--delicious! From Food and Wine.

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    1. 1
      In a saucepan add lentils and chicken stock, ginger and turmeric.
    2. 2
      Bring to boil cover partially and cook for 20 minutes on medium heat until lentils are tender.
    3. 3
      Puree 1 c of lentils in a blender, add back to pan and cook 15 minutes more.
    4. 4
      In a skillet heat oil.
    5. 5
      Add mustard seed and shake pan until they start to pop, 20 seconds.
    6. 6
      Add the onion and cook until softened, 5- minutes.
    7. 7
      Add serrano chile, and garlic, cook 1 minute.
    8. 8
      Add cumin and bay leaves, and tomato, cook minutes more.
    9. 9
      Stir this mixture into the lentils, add lemon juice and salt to taste, simmer for 5 minutes.
    10. 10
      Serve over basmati rice.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on February 11, 2004


      I enjoyed this a lot. I too used spicy salsa instead of our winter tomatoes. I thought the 2 tablespoons of ginger would be overpowering but I was wrong. I dry cooked the mustard seeds till they popped. And pureed the whole mixture when done. I forgot the lemon didn`t need it. Thanks for a great recipe!

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    • on January 27, 2004


      I like the flavor of this dish. I did make a few changes. I used veg. chicken flavored broth to cook the lentils in, left out the serrano chili, instead of the tomato I added a tbls. of hot salsa. All in all, this turned out great! Oh, I cooked buffalo wings for my husband and added a little of the sauce to the lentils. Yum- thanks chia!

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    • on November 05, 2012

      Very bland,and had a bitter taste. Sorry won't use this recipe again.

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    Nutritional Facts for Yellow Lentil Dal

    Serving Size: 1 (288 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 271.4
    Calories from Fat 40
    Total Fat 4.4 g
    Saturated Fat 0.8 g
    Cholesterol 5.4 mg
    Sodium 265.3 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 40.2 g
    Dietary Fiber 15.7 g
    Sugars 5.6 g
    Protein 17.9 g

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