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Active time
15 minutes
Total time
40 minutes
4 servings
Serving Size
1/4 recipe

1 cup mung dal (split mung beans, yellow in color – can substitute red lentils)

½ teaspoon ground turmeric

½ teaspoon cumin

⅛ teaspoon cinnamon

½ teaspoon salt

4 cups water

2 tablespoons canola oil

2 to 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped

1 medium-sized onion, finely chopped

2 medium-sized tomatoes, chopped

1 cup plain yogurt, for serving

  1. In a large pot, add the mung dal (or red lentils), turmeric, cumin, cinnamon, salt and 4 cups of water. Bring to a boil, then simmer until tender, approximately 20-30 minutes.
  2. After about 20 minutes, when the dal is nearly done, heat a large pot over medium heat. Add the oil to coat the pot, then toss in the garlic and onion and cook for 2 minutes. 
  3. Add the chopped tomatoes, and cook for one minute longer, stirring the entire time.
  4. Pour in the cooked dal (being careful to watch out for spattering as the dal hits the oil) and cook for 2-3 minutes, stirring to combine.
  5. Serve with yogurt, if you wish.

An Oldways recipe


Calories: 300
Total Fat: 8g
Saturated Fat: 1g
Sodium: 350mg
Carbohydrate: 41g
Fiber: 7g
Total Sugar: 8g (Added Sugar: 0g)
Protein: 16g

Yield: 4 servings

Serving Size: 1/4 recipe

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