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There's plenty of reason to stew over this gourmet Indian soup. Prepared with lentils and a host of appealing spices, it's a simple way to bring an exotic dish to an otherwise dull dinner. Stir things up tonight with some homemade dal.



For 8 people

  • 2 cup(s) dried lentils, rinsed and picked over
  • 1 onion, roughly chopped
  • 1 cup(s) fresh ginger, 2-inch piece, peeled and minced, or as much as it gives you
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon(s) curry powder (hot or mild, your preference)
  • 2 teaspoon(s) ground cumin
  • 1/8 teaspoon(s) 2 dried red chilies (or hot red pepper flakes or cayenne pepper, to taste)
  • 4 tomatoes, cored and roughly chopped (optional)
  • 1 dash(es) salt, to taste
  • 1 dash(es) pepper, to tatse


Add the first 8 ingredients to a large pot, along with water to cover. Bring to a boil over high heat; adjust heat so the mixture simmers steadily but not violently. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the lentils are soft, about 1 hour. Season to taste with salt and pepper; serve or cover and refrigerate for up to several days before reheating.

Nutrition facts

  • Kcal: 103.86 kcal
  • Fibers (g): 10.93g
  • Sodium (mg): 31.45mg
  • Carbs: 26.33g
  • Fat: 0.4g
  • Saturated fat (g): 0.07g
  • Proteins: 9.31g