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Yellow Lentil Dal

A nourishing classic

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In India, dal is the term used for all dried legumes, but it has also come to refer to a simple, nourishing stew-like preparation served with rice or flat bread. This yellow lentil dal recipe can be made with any type of lentil, just increase the cooking time 10 to 15 minutes if using black or green lentils.

Servings
6

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbs. canola oil
  • 3 tsp. whole cumin seeds
  • 2 tsp. red pepper flakes
  • 1 medium onion, diced (1 1/2 cups)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced (2 tsp.)
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 1/2 cups yellow lentils, sorted and rinsed
  • 2 cups low-sodium vegetable broth
  • 1 tsp. ground turmeric

Preparation

  1. Heat oil in saucepan over medium-high heat. Stir in cumin and red pepper flakes, and sauté 1 minute. Add onion, garlic, and salt, and sauté 1 minute more.
  2. Add lentils, vegetable broth, 2 cups water, and turmeric. Cover, reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer 25 minutes, or until liquid is absorbed.

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Nutrition Information

  • Calories 236
  • Carbohydrate Content 35 g
  • Cholesterol Content 0 mg
  • Fat Content 6 g
  • Fiber Content 7 g
  • Protein Content 13 g
  • Saturated Fat Content 0.5 g
  • Sodium Content 442 mg
  • Sugar Content 3 g