A dal is traditionally a lentil side, often the accompaniment for curry. Here, combined with roast chicken (or rotisserie chicken), it moves from the side of the plate to its center for a quick lunch or an easy weeknight dinner.

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  • Heat oil in a large heavy saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onion and cook, stirring, until softened but not browned, 3 to 4 minutes. Add curry powder and cook, stirring, until combined with the onion and intensely aromatic, 20 to 30 seconds. Stir in lentils, tomatoes, chicken and salt and cook, stirring often, until heated through. Remove from the heat and stir in yogurt. Serve immediately.



Tip: To cook lentils: Place in a saucepan, cover with water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook until just tender, about 20 minutes for green lentils and 30 minutes for brown. Drain and rinse under cold water.

Nutrition Facts

307.3 calories; protein 34.6g 69% DV; carbohydrates 30g 10% DV; exchange other carbs 2; dietary fiber 10.6g 42% DV; sugars 7.7g; fat 5.7g 9% DV; saturated fat 1.1g 6% DV; cholesterol 76.1mg 25% DV; vitamin a iu 462.5IU 9% DV; vitamin c 11.7mg 19% DV; folate 197.1mcg 49% DV; calcium 88.7mg 9% DV; iron 5.9mg 33% DV; magnesium 71.4mg 26% DV; potassium 967mg 27% DV; sodium 404.4mg 16% DV; thiamin 0.3mg 27% DV.