Red Lentil Dal
  • 1 1/2cups dried red lentils
  • 3 1/2cups water
  • 1cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 leekwhite part only – diced
  • 1teaspoon grated fresh ginger
  • 1 carrotshredded
  • 1 zucchinishredded
  • 1/2 red bell pepperchopped
  • 1/2cup raisins
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1pinch crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 lemonjuice plus zest
  • 3/4teaspoon kosher salt
  1. In a large heavy-bottomed saucepan, bring lentils and water to a boil. Cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer for about 5 minutes. Stir in cilantro, leek, and ginger. Cover and continue cooking for 3 minutes.
  2. Stir in carrot, zucchini, bell pepper, raisins, spices, and oil. Cook for 3 minutes, covered. Add vinegar, lemon juice and zest, and salt. Stir well. Remove from heat and let stand uncovered for 5 minutes before serving.
Recipe Notes
Nutrition Facts
Red Lentil Dal
Amount Per Serving
Calories 196
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 196 calories
% fat calories: 12
Fat: 3g
Saturated Fat: 0g
Cholesterol: 0mg
Protein: 10g
Carbohydrate: 36g
Fiber: 6g
Sodium: 195mg