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.

Diabetic Living Magazine
Source: 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

332.8 calories; protein 25.1g 50% DV; carbohydrates 56.6g 18% DV; exchange other carbs 4; dietary fiber 25.2g 101% DV; sugars 11.6g; fat 2.2g 3% DV; saturated fat 0.8g 4% DV; cholesterol 3.7mg 1% DV; vitamin a iu 8172.7IU 164% DV; vitamin c 20.9mg 35% DV; folate -1mcg; calcium 190.6mg 19% DV; iron 6.9mg 38% DV; magnesium 96.7mg 35% DV; potassium 999mg 28% DV; sodium 382.3mg 15% DV.