Amber — simple red lentil dal

I tried out a simple dal recipe last night from Michael Smith’s Chef At Home cookbook.  It was pretty tasty and very very user friendly.  Here is the recipe doubled, which includes one additional ingredient added by me:

— 3 cups split red lentils

— 6 cups water

— half can of diced tomatoes (my addition)

— 2 small onions diced

— 4 cloves of garlic, minced

— 2 tbsp of curry powder

—  handful of cilantro, chopped

— half a fresh jalapeno, minced

Put lentils, water, diced tomatoes, onions, garlic, curry powder and salt in a pot.  Bring to a boil on medium heat then simmer for 20 minutes (give or take).  Add a handful of chopped cilantro and half a fresh minced jalapeno to the pot and continue to simmer for another 10 minutes or so.

And. You’re. DONE.


Here is the nutritional info c/o  Highly recommend this recipe calculator tool.  You just enter in the ingredients and the amount of each ingredient, then the number of servings, and it calculates the nutritional information for you per serving.  Awesomesauce!

Nutrition Facts

User Entered Recipe

8 Servings

Amount Per Serving
Calories 106.5
Total Fat 0.5 g
Saturated Fat 0.1 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.2 g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.1 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Sodium 352.3 mg
Potassium 388.6 mg
Total Carbohydrate 18.9 g
Dietary Fiber 7.0 g
Sugars 0.8 g
Protein 7.5 g
Vitamin A 3.2 %
Vitamin B-12 0.0 %
Vitamin B-6 9.6 %
Vitamin C 10.4 %
Vitamin D 0.0 %
Vitamin E 0.7 %
Calcium 3.7 %
Copper 12.5 %
Folate 35.3 %
Iron 16.8 %
Magnesium 8.7 %
Manganese 24.4 %
Niacin 4.5 %
Pantothenic Acid 5.1 %
Phosphorus 14.7 %
Riboflavin 3.9 %
Selenium 3.8 %
Thiamin 9.4 %
Zinc 7.1 %
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


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