Masala-Spiced Yellow Dal

Masala-Spiced Yellow Dal

Serves 4 to 6
Dals, which refer to all manner of preparations for stewed lentils, are popular accompaniments at Indian meals. This is a traditional one, flavored with onions, garlic and garam masala.
  • 1 cup yellow split peas
  • 3 cups water
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt, more to taste
  • 2 cups chopped yellow onion, divided
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons garam masala
  • Freshly ground black pepper to taste
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Rinse peas and soak in water for 10 minutes. Drain, rinse and place in a medium saucepan with water, salt and 1/2 cup of the onion. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat, cover, and simmer until the peas are tender, 45 to 50 minutes.

While the split peas are cooking, heat oil in a skillet and sauté the remaining onion with garlic and garam masala over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until they are golden, soft, and just beginning to brown, 10 to 15 minutes.

Add the onion mixture to the cooked peas, stirring to combine. Simmer 10 to 15 minutes to blend flavors. Taste and adjust seasoning with salt and pepper.
Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving: 220 calories (50 from fat), 6g total fat, 1g saturated fat, 240mg sodium, 33g carbohydrates, (1 g dietary fiber, 4g sugar), 11g protein.
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