This is a classic dal, perhaps the most commonly eaten dish in India. Dal is a creamy melange of lentils, garlic and, of course, spices. Serve it as a side dish with curry or roasted meats, or as a main dish with warm naan for scooping. Source: Diabetic Living Magazine

Diabetic Living Magazine


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • In a medium saucepan, combine water, lentils, carrots, onion, celery, curry powder, fresh ginger, ground ginger, garlic and salt. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, for 20 to 25 minutes or until lentils are tender and liquid is absorbed.

  • In a small bowl, stir together yogurt, tomato and parsley (or cilantro). Serve with the lentil mixture.

Nutrition Facts

333 calories; 2.2 g total fat; 0.8 g saturated fat; 4 mg cholesterol; 382 mg sodium. 999 mg potassium; 56.6 g carbohydrates; 25.2 g fiber; 12 g sugar; 25.1 g protein; 8173 IU vitamin a iu; 21 mg vitamin c; 191 mg calcium; 7 mg iron; 97 mg magnesium;