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Red Lentils With Ginger (Masoor Dal)

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Red Lentils With Ginger (Masoor Dal)

Makes: 12
Serving Size: 1/2 cup
Calories 125
Fat 1.5 g
Saturated Fat 0.1 g
Carbohydrate 21 g
Fiber 8 g
Sugars 3 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 50 mg
Potassium 380 mg
Protein 8 g
Phosphorus 170 mg
Choices: Starch 1, Lean Meat 1
  • Makes: 12
  • Serving Size: 1/2 cup
  • Preparation Time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 35 minutes


2 cups dried red lentils, rinsed and drained
4 cups water
1/2 tsp. turmeric
1 Tbsp. canola oil
1 tsp. cumin seed
2 med. red onions, cut in half and thinly sliced
2 Tbsp. peeled, grated ginger
1-2 serrano peppers, chopped
1/4 tsp. salt
2 Tbsp. chopped fresh cilantro


  1. In a medium saucepan, bring the lentils, water, and turmeric to boiling, lower the heat, and simmer, uncovered, for 20 minutes, skimming off any foam that floats to the top.
  2. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add the cumin seed and stir-fry for 30 seconds. Add the onions, ginger, and peppers, and stir-fry for 4 to 6 minutes, until the onions are brown.
  3. Stir the onion mixture and salt into the lentils. Simmer, uncovered, for 15 minutes. Serve topped with cilantro.

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