Easy Dal

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Prep Time 50 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Course Main Course, Side Dishes
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 567.11 kcal


  • Stove


  • 6 1/2 cups vegetable broth ***Click on the Vegetable Broth recipe link
  • 2 1/2 cups red lentils dried
  • 1 whole red chilli chopped
  • 1 tsp turmeric ground
  • 2 tbsp Earth Balance butter
  • 2 cups onion sliced
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tbsp ginger fresh, grated
  • 1 1/2 cups tomatoes chopped
  • 2 tbsp cilantro fresh, chopped


  • Heat the vegetable brothin a large pot over high heat then add in the lentils, chopped chili, and turmeric; bring to a boil.
  • Cook for 20 minutes or until lentils are tender while stirring occasionally to avoid sticking to the bottom of the pot.
  • In a separate saucepan, melt the butter over low-medium heat then sauté the onion for about 10 minutes until golden brown. Mix in the garlic, cumin seeds, and ginger while continuing to cook for another 4 minutes.
  • Add in the onion and spice mixture to the lentils, along with the chopped tomatoes. Continue to cook for another 10 minutes, until tomatoes are softened.
  • Serve scattered with fresh cilantro.


Serve with warmed whole wheat Naan bread.

My Notes

Nutrition with Essential Amino Acids

Nutrition Facts
Easy Dal
Amount Per Serving (1 Serving)
Calories 567.11 Calories from Fat 77
% Daily Value*
Fat 8.58g13%
Saturated Fat 2.02g13%
Sodium 113.5mg5%
Potassium 1363.87mg39%
Carbohydrates 105.15g35%
Fiber 16.88g70%
Sugar 8.31g9%
Protein 31.72g63%
Vitamin A 1022.47IU20%
Vitamin B1 0.66mg44%
Vitamin B2 0.12mg7%
Vitamin B3 2.52mg13%
Vitamin B5 0.67mg7%
Vitamin B6 1.23mg62%
Vitamin C 40.19mg49%
Vitamin E 0.89mg6%
Vitamin K 30.8µg29%
Calcium 142.48mg14%
Copper 1.65mg83%
Folate 277.97µg69%
Iron 11.66mg65%
Manganese 2.65mg133%
Magnesium 104.13mg26%
Phosphorus 431.88mg43%
Selenium 1.74µg2%
Zinc 4.83mg32%
Ess-Methionine 264.91mg
Ess-Tryptophan 281.79mg
Ess-Threonine 1108.92mg
Ess-Phenylalanine 1517.79mg
Ess-Arginine 2354.98mg
Ess-Lysine 2135.39mg
Ess-Leucine 2225.4mg
Ess-Isoleucine 1330.15mg
Ess-Histidine 864.77mg
Ess-Valine 1529.67mg
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Some amino acids levels are estimated, some product manufacturers do not supply amino acid values. The value source usda.gov.

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