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RED LENTIL DAL

 

This is a traditional Indian dish, high in protein, iron, vitamins and minerals but low in calories, with less than 500 calories per serving, low in fat and NO cholesterol. Great when made with any kind of lentils.

 

6 cups water
2 cups red lentils, rinsed, drained
1 1/3  tablespoons chopped fresh ginger
1 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons olive oil

2 cups minced onions

4 cloves, minced garlic

1   teaspoons chili powder
Pinch of ground cloves

             Toppings

4 plum tomatoes, seeded & chopped

1 jalapeno chili pepper seeded and chopped (optional)
Curry powder
1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro

Fresh yogurt

 

In a large saucepan, bring water, lentils, salt, fresh ginger and 1 tablespoon oil to a boil. Reduce heat to medium, simmer uncovered about 35 minutes, until lentils are tender.

 

While lentils cook, add remaining oil to a heavy, medium skillet over medium heat. Saute onion and garlic until lightly browned, stir in chili powder and cloves.  Stir mixture into cooked lentils and serve in a bowl over your favorite rice. Top with tomatoes, chopped jalapeno peppers, curry powder, cilantro and fresh yogurt to taste. Healthy and Delicious!!!

 

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