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    I’d like to clear up any confusion. Dal is not a soup. In fact, there is a dish called dal soup, and it’s different from the dal we’re talking about here. Think of dal as similar in use to gravy—in other words, not a side dish or its own course. It is eaten on rice or with flatbreads, or with dry curries, and vegetables; it is meant as part of a meal. It is the sentimental heart of the meal, even. There is a deep-soul comfort to be found in a bowl of cooked basmati rice, dal, minced sweet onion, salt, and an indecent amount of ghee.

    Ingredients

    • 1 cup (225 g) moong dal (split yellow lentils)
    • 3 cups (710 ml) water
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
    • Medium-grain kosher salt
    • 2 tablespoons ghee or unsalted butter
    • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
    • 1 small onion, minced
    • 1 or 2 fresh or dried whole red chiles
    • Leaves picked from a small bunch of cilantro
    • Fresh lime wedges

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    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 4
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 244 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 8 g 12.45%
    • Saturated Fat: 5 g 22.99%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 20 mg 6.67%
    • Sodium: 14 mg 0.56%
    • Calcium: 48 mg 4.79%
    • Potassium: 410 mg 11.72%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 3 mg 18.25%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 31 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 6 g 22.2%
    • Sugar: 1 g
    • Protein: 13 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Vitamin A 21.68%
    • Vitamin C 21.95%
    • Vitamin D 0%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat2
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch2
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat1
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total0 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total3 oz-eq

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