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.
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.
about 1 1/2 cups
307 calories; protein 34.6g; carbohydrates 30g; dietary fiber 10.6g; sugars 7.7g; fat 5.7g; saturated fat 1.1g; cholesterol 76.1mg; vitamin a iu 462.5IU; vitamin c 11.7mg; folate 197.1mcg; calcium 88.7mg; iron 5.9mg; magnesium 71.4mg; potassium 967mg; sodium 404.4mg; thiamin 0.3mg.