Simple Red Lentil Dhal Recipe

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Simple Red Lentil Dhal
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  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. 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. Remove from heat and stir through lime juice. Top with coriander leaves.
  4. Serve over rice or as a soup.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 305.85 Kcal (1281 kJ)
Calories from fat 70.17 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7.8g 12%
Sodium 8.08mg 0%
Potassium 714.32mg 15%
Total Carbs 42.6g 14%
Sugars 3.07g 12%
Dietary Fiber 20.34g 81%
Protein 17.05g 34%
Vitamin C 34.3mg 57%
Iron 5.6mg 31%
Calcium 54.4mg 5%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 258.65 Kcal (1083 kJ)
Calories from fat 59.34 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6.59g 12%
Sodium 6.83mg 0%
Potassium 604.07mg 15%
Total Carbs 36.02g 14%
Sugars 2.6g 12%
Dietary Fiber 17.2g 81%
Protein 14.42g 34%
Vitamin C 29mg 57%
Iron 4.7mg 31%
Calcium 46mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 6
  • 7

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • very low sodium,
  • cholesterol free,
  • high fiber

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