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    Spiced Onion Dahl

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    50 mins

    15 mins

    35 mins

    love4culinary's Note:

    delicious dahl ;) Spices can be increased quite a bit if you wish to do so! I've posted them to make a VERY MILD dahl..

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    1. 1
      Take your water and cook the yellow split peas, split white gram, yellow moong dal, and red lentils along with the ginger and salt until they are soft, approximately 30 minutes.
    2. 2
      In a separate saucepan, heat your oil and add the cumin seeds-as the seeds begin to splutter, add the minced garlic and tomatoes and sauté for a few minutes just they begin to cook.
    3. 3
      Next, add the salt and other spices and thoroughly combine.
    4. 4
      Then, take the beans (including the water you cooked them in) and add them to the saucepan.
    5. 5
      Cook for 3 minutes, and serve.
    6. 6
      Sprinkle with chopped cilantro and a spoonful of yogurt if you choose to.
    7. 7
      Can also serve with your choice of breads as well.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on March 12, 2005


      This dahl was so delicious!!! There doesn't seem to be any instructions as to when to add the onions - so I added them at step 2, after the cumin seeds - let them cook until slightly browned and then continued from there.Noting that you said this makes a mild dahl and to increase the spices to suit..I did...I doubled all of the spices apart from the cumin seeds.Totally wonderful taste - the cilantro/coriander adds to the wonderful flavour.I served this dish with Delhi Potatoes Delhi Potatoes by Daydream and Naan (Indian Flat Bread) Naan (Indian Flat Bread) by you. Totally yummy!!!!

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    • on September 06, 2004

      I didn't really measure anything in this recipe but it turned out very good. I also added a little malaysian curry powder and a little garam masala. We loved it!! Great recipe thank you.

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    • on April 12, 2004


      "Hmm wow tasty" is what I said when I put the first spoon of this delicious dal in my mouth tonight for dinner:) This is VERY TASTY! The only thing I forgot to use in this recipe was garlic, but this still tastes wonderful, so I am just going to stick to it without the garlic. I loved this dish with yogurt and white rice. I'll be making this ALOT! The only thing I wanted to point out is that the amount of water that this required was 5 1/2 cups to boil the dal with the ginger and salt{ I used 1/2 tsp. salt} and then I had to add 2 cups of water in step 4. Without these 2 cups, the water was hardly any left in the pot and this was more like a dried lentil veggie dish than a dal. The addition of water really made this a 'dal' so to speak. I allowed the dal to simmer for 10 good minutes before I had it. It was sooooooo good! Thanks for the recipe!

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    Nutritional Facts for Spiced Onion Dahl

    Serving Size: 1 (577 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 303.0
    Calories from Fat 42
    Total Fat 4.7 g
    Saturated Fat 0.6 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 313.8 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 49.8 g
    Dietary Fiber 17.5 g
    Sugars 8.1 g
    Protein 18.0 g

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    split white gram

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