Indian Lentil Dal Recipe


Difficulty LevelEasyHealth IndexHealthy
Main Ingredient


 Lentils1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Salt To Taste
 Water3 Cup (48 tbs)
 Garlic1 Clove (5 gm), minced
 Onion1 Medium, sliced
 Oil1 Tablespoon
 Garam masala1 Teaspoon
 Turmeric1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Ginger1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Chili powder1⁄4 Teaspoon
 Tomato juice1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 950 Calories from Fat 166

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 19 g28.9%

Saturated Fat 2.5 g12.3%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 574.1 mg23.9%

Total Carbohydrates 145 g48.2%

Dietary Fiber 63.4 g253.6%

Sugars 15 g

Protein 54 g107.9%

Vitamin A 16.4% Vitamin C 63%

Calcium 23.9% Iron 91.6%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Combine lentils and water in a saucepan, partially cover pan with a lid and bring to a boil.
Watch carefully to prevent lentils from boiling over.
Turn heat down and simmer for 45 minutes to 1 hour or until lentils are tender.
Meanwhile, saute garlic and onion in oil, adding the spices and then the tomato juice.
Cook until onions are soft and mixture is well blended.
Add onion and spice mixture to lentils and salt to taste.
Puree dal in electric blender and serve with brown rice.