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This is comfort food my mom has made for as long as I've been around. She's been able to hook my kids on it; Dal is a healthy way to get protein into their diet. I serve it with some rice and yogurt. It also holds its flavor really well as a leftover snack.

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Servings: 4


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  1. In a medium pot, simmer (on low) Moong Dal and Water for about 45 minutes.
  2. In a separate small pot, heat olive oil and add mustard and cumin seeds. Fry for about 1 minute. Don't burn. Add the seed / oil mixture to the Moong Dal and incorporate.
  3. Simmer for another 5 minutes.
  4. Add salt, turmeric and paprika and simmer for another 15 minutes.
  5. Add chopped fresh cilantro and serve hot as a soup, a side, or pour over rice for a really nice snack.
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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 272g
Recipe makes 4 servings
Calories 33  
Calories from Fat 31 94%
Total Fat 3.54g 4%
Saturated Fat 0.48g 2%
Trans Fat 0.0g  
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 302mg 13%
Potassium 18mg 1%
Total Carbs 0.42g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0.2g 1%
Sugars 0.05g 0%
Protein 0.16g 0%



  • Claudine Jarrett
    December 28, 2009
    Wonderful! Brings back fond memories. My mother-in-law was from Gujarat & this dal was served almost daily with our mid-day meal when I was living in Pakistan.Goes perfectly with so many meats & side veggie dishes.
    • Kelsey Martin
      October 24, 2008
      Yum! Can't wait to try this. I had some amazing Dal in India and am hooked! Thanks!

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