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    Simple Red Lentil Dhal

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    50 mins

    10 mins

    40 mins

    Gingernut's Note:

    Another simple, delicious recipe from my friend Chris. Cooking for 40 minutes will result in completely broken down lentils and well melded flavours. If you like your lentils to retain their shape, cook for only 20 minutes. This will thicken on standing, so add more water when reheating for leftovers. Freezes well.

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    1. 1
      Heat a heavy based saucepan over medium heat and add oil. When hot, add onion, ginger, garlic, chilli, 1 tsp sea salt and cumin and cook for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally until onion is soft.
    2. 2
      Add lentils and 750 mls of water and cook, stirring occasionally, for 40 minutes over medium-low heat until lentils have dissolved. Keep an eye on the moisture level and add more water depending on desired consistency.
    3. 3
      Remove from heat and stir through lime juice. Top with coriander leaves.
    4. 4
      Serve over rice or as a soup.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on September 23, 2009


      This recipe was a fantastic base for many flavourings but by itself, it was just a little bland for my family. We jazzed it up with a tbs of curry powder and a tin of kidney beans.

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    • on January 16, 2008


      sensational and easy!

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    • on January 14, 2008


      veryvery good

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    Nutritional Facts for Simple Red Lentil Dhal

    Serving Size: 1 (116 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 298.0
    Calories from Fat 74
    Total Fat 8.2 g
    Saturated Fat 1.1 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 8.3 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 42.1 g
    Dietary Fiber 7.4 g
    Sugars 1.8 g
    Protein 16.3 g

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