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Indian Dal Recipe

Indian Dal Recipe
Prep Time
10 Mins
Cook Time

30 Mins
Serves

5
You can also use Canary or Crimson lentils. Serve this thick stew with hot cooked basmati rice.
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Source:  Asian Cooking Magazine
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Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon salad oil
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1 quart vegetable or fat-skimmed chicken broth
  • 1 1/2 cups dried Red Chief lentils (12 oz), sorted and rinsed
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • About 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh ginger
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh jalapeño chilies
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon ground dried turmeric
  • Salt
  • Nutritional Information
  • CALORIES 303(12% from fat)
  • FAT 3.9g (sat 0.4g)
  • CHOLESTEROL 0.0mg
  • CARBOHYDRATE 49g
  • SODIUM 67mg
  • PROTEIN 20g
  • FIBER 8.5g

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Cooking Directions

  1. In a 5- to 6-quart pan over medium-high heat, frequently stir oil, cumin, and cardamom just until spices are fragrant, 1 to 1 1/2 minutes. Add broth, lentils, onion, 1/4 cup cilantro, ginger, chilies, garlic, and turmeric.

  2. Bring to a boil over high heat; reduce heat, cover, and simmer, stirring often, until lentils fall apart, about 15 minutes.

  3. Ladle dal into bowls, sprinkle with more cilantro, and add salt to taste.

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