Spicy Indian Dahl

Spicy Indian Dahl

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Rachel
Recipe by  Rachel

“A spicy Indian lentil soup that can be enjoyed with rice or Naan, the Indian bread. A very healthy dish.”

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Ingredients

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Original recipe yields 6 servings

Directions

  1. Cook the lentils by boiling or pressure cooking until lentils are soft. (Pressure cooking is faster.)
  2. In a skillet heat the oil and add mustard seeds. When mustard seeds begin to flutter, add onions, ginger, jalapeno peppers, and garlic. Saute until the onions and garlic are golden brown. Add coriander and cumin. Add chopped tomatoes. Saute the mixture well until tomatoes are well cooked.
  3. Add water. Boil 6 minutes. Add cooked lentils, stirring well. Add salt to taste, stirring well. Add finely chopped cilantro and remove from heat. Serve hot.

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Hazcat
79

Hazcat

I would have rated this three or so when I first made it as the lackluster flavor did not justify the effort. So, we only ate a little and put the rest in the refrigerator. A couple of days later, I heated it up for a quick meal, planning to add some stuff to spice it up. Not needed! Wow, what a difference! Sitting for a while really brought out the promised spicy, wonderful flavors. Now I make it in advance and it is a favorite dish.

Maria
53

Maria

Perfection! What an amazing recipe. With few modifications (my tomatoes were very juicy, so I added only 1/3 cup of water, also I salted this dish -- it needs it!), I would have to say this is some of the most delicious food I've ever enjoyed. The flavors of jalapegno, garlic, tomatoes and the spices blended so perfectly. My husband used several expletives and the word 'abrosia' to describe his pleasure. This is on our 'must share with friends' short list. Thank you so much for sharing!!!! P.S. Individuals with sensitive palates should note that I added two huge jalepegnos, and used the seeds from only one of them. This produced a very high level of heat for us, and we are accustomed to eating hot food.

DC Girly Girl
40

DC Girly Girl

I liked it. I only used 2 jalapenos instead of 3 as called for! In my laziness, I did not cook the lentils separately. I sautéed the veggies and at the point where you are supposed to cook down the tomatoes, I just added my lentils and chicken broth (instead of the water), brought it to a boil, then let it all simmer together for about 40 minutes. And I only used one medium sized onion instead of 3 and 3 large cloves of garlic instead of 6...whoooa!

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Nutrition

Amount Per Serving (6 total)

  • Calories
  • 209 cal
  • 10%
  • Fat
  • 5.7 g
  • 9%
  • Carbs
  • 30.6 g
  • 10%
  • Protein
  • 10.4 g
  • 21%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium
  • 12 mg
  • < 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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