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    Dimpi's Garlic Dal

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    40 mins

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    Dimpi's Note:

    Dal is one of the most common lentil dishes from India. There are countless variations and I make several kinds. This is my most simple, go-to recipe.

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    1. 1
      Rinse the lentils several times, then combine the first 6 ingredients (through turmeric) and pressure cook until soft.
    2. 2
      In a saucepan, heat oil. Add mustard seeds. When mustard crackles, add cumin seeds and red chillies. Stir for a few seconds.
    3. 3
      Now add serrano pepper (deseed if you don't want heat), curry leaves and garlic. Stir until garlic is barely colored.
    4. 4
      Now add the cooked lentil mixture, water if needed and bring to a boil.
    5. 5
      When dal is boiling, add cumin and salt to taste. Lower heat, cover and simmer for a few minutes.
    6. 6
      Take off heat, add cilantro and mix well.
    7. 7
      Serve hot with rice or chapati.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on December 01, 2009


      Is this your mom's recipe ? I kinda guessed it . Anyway , it is simple ,highly proteinous,fast cooking.thanks to your mom. Publish many more varieties of indian cuisine please.

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    Nutritional Facts for Dimpi's Garlic Dal

    Serving Size: 1 (154 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 8

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 141.3
    Calories from Fat 11
    Total Fat 1.2 g
    Saturated Fat 0.1 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 79.3 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 23.6 g
    Dietary Fiber 9.0 g
    Sugars 1.5 g
    Protein 9.6 g

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    curry leaves

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