Seasoned Dhal (Masala Dhal)
Seasoned Dhal (Masala Dhal)
  • prep: 10 min
  • cook: 50 min
  • total: 1 hr
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  • Summary

    Often the dhal served at a Sadhya is very plain, but I happen to like interesting dhals, like this recipe. Here I use small orange lentils (called "red" in stores) because they cook down into a creamy texture. I enrich it with coconut milk, and finish it with cilantro, lemon, and whole toasted seeds. This recipe is part of our menu for Sadhya, a South Indian feast.

    Ingredients

    • 1 cup masoor dal (small orange, a.k.a. "red," lentils)
    • 3 cups water
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground turmeric
    • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
    • 1/2 teaspoon brown mustard seeds
    • 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
    • 1/8 teaspoon hot red pepper flakes
    • 1/2 cup well-stirred canned unsweetened coconut milk
    • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
    • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
    • 1 teaspoon salt

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 6
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 193 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 9 g 14.24%
    • Saturated Fat: 4 g 21.39%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 0 mg 0%
    • Sodium: 396 mg 16.49%
    • Calcium: 19 mg 1.95%
    • Potassium: 267 mg 7.62%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 3 mg 15.6%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 21 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 4 g 14.27%
    • Sugar: 1 g
    • Protein: 8 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Vitamin A 1.47%
    • Vitamin C 3.08%
    • 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 - Starch1
    • 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 Total2 oz-eq

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