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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

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Recipe Summary

active:
15 mins
total:
35 mins
Servings:
2
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • 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.

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

Nutrition Facts

333 calories; protein 25.1g; carbohydrates 56.6g; dietary fiber 25.2g; sugars 11.6g; fat 2.2g; saturated fat 0.8g; cholesterol 3.7mg; vitamin a iu 8172.7IU; vitamin c 20.9mg; calcium 190.6mg; iron 6.9mg; magnesium 96.7mg; potassium 999mg; sodium 382.3mg.
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