Indian Dahl Recipe

    2 Servings


  • 1 cup Red Lentils
  • 1 8 ounce can Tomato Sauce, You can use fresh tomatoes in the summer
  • 2 tablespoons Canola Oil
  • 1 small Onion, Diced
  • 2 cloves Garlic, Minced
  • 1 teaspoon Ground Cumin
  • 1 teaspoon Ground Coriander
  • 1 teaspoon Turmeric
  • 1/4 teaspoon Cayenne Pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 tablespoon Unsalted Butter
  • juice from half a Lemon
  • Fresh Cilantro, For serving
  • Hot Cooked Rice, For serving


  1. In a medium saucepan, add the lentils, tomato sauce and 2 1/2 cups of water. Bring to a simmer.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small skillet, add the oil. Once hot, fry the onions until brown on the edges, stirring frequently.
  3. Add the garlic, and let cook for about 1 minute, until fragrant.
  4. Add the spices (cumin, coriander, turmeric and cayenne), and fry for 1-2 minutes, until nice and toasty.
  5. When the lentils are soft and starting to fall apart (after about 20-25 minutes of simmering), add the fried onions and spices.
  6. Stir, and add the salt.
  7. Bring to a gentle simmer, and let cook for 5 minutes to mingle the spices.
  8. Before serving, add the butter, lemon juice and cilantro.
  9. Serve with rice. 

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Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe 2

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 148
Calories 543

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 19g
  Saturated Fat 5g
Sodium 628mg
Total Carbohydrate 67g
  Dietary Fiber 16g
  Sugars 11g
Protein 24g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.