Madras Dhal

Madras Dhal My mom’s recipe – delicious Indian comfort food that goes well with rice or roti.


Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

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Time Details

    PREP : 20 mins

    COOK : 1 hr 11 mins

    TOTAL : 1 hr 31 mins

    SERVING : 2

    YIELD : 2 servings

  • Place toor dahl in a mesh colander and rinse in warm water. Transfer to a saucepan. Cover with 2 cups water and salt; bring to a boil. Cook, covered, over medium heat, until tender, about 40 minutes.

  • Heat olive oil in a skillet. Add cumin; cook until cumin swells and turns golden brown, 1 to 2 minutes. Add onion, ginger, and turmeric; cook and stir until onion is softened, about 5 minutes. Add tomatoes, cilantro, and green chile; cook and stir until softened, about 10 minutes. Stir in the dhal. Simmer, covered, until flavors combine, about 10 minutes. Stir in lemon juice.

Per Serving: 198 calories; protein 9.3g; carbohydrates 39.7g; fat 3.5g; sodium 1189.2mg.