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Red Lentil Dal with Yogurt Raita

Rated as 4 out of 5 Stars

"Tasty red lentil dal. Serve over brown rice or whole wheat naan."
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45 m servings 458
Original recipe yields 4 servings


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  1. Heat oil in a large pan over high heat and add mustard seeds; fry until they begin to pop, about 1 minute. Reduce heat to medium and add carrots, celery, onion, garlic, and ginger. Cook until vegetables begin to soften, about 5 minutes. Stir in lentils, coriander, salt, turmeric, cumin, cayenne, cinnamon, and cloves. Pour in water and tomatoes. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and cover. Simmer until lentils are soft, 15 to 20 minutes.
  2. In the meantime, mix yogurt, cucumber, mint, and garam masala together for the raita.
  3. Add lime juice and cilantro to the lentils. Serve with the raita.


  • Cook's Notes:
  • Substitute broth for water if you'd like.
  • Feel free to use chopped cucumber instead.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 458 calories; 13.2 63.3 23.7 2 775 Full nutrition

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This is delicious. For the dhal, there is no need to change a thing. For the raita, I would suggest doubling the recipe. Thank you for the recipe.