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13 INGREDIENTS 6 STEPS 1hr 15min

Two-Lentil Dal

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4 Ratings
This Two-Lentil Dal is delicious and couldn’t be simpler to throw together! I know it’s fussy to call for a.) a specific lentil and b.) two different types of lentils, but I love how the green petite French lentils hold their shape while the red lentils (or brown or yellow) dissolve into mush.
Two-Lentil Dal Recipe | SideChef
This Two-Lentil Dal is delicious and couldn’t be simpler to throw together! I know it’s fussy to call for a.) a specific lentil and b.) two different types of lentils, but I love how the green petite French lentils hold their shape while the red lentils (or brown or yellow) dissolve into mush.
Alexandra Stafford is the blogger behind Alexandra's Kitchen, a food blog featuring mostly simple, sometimes fussy but always seasonal recipes.
http://www.alexandracooks.com/
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Alexandra Stafford is the blogger behind Alexandra's Kitchen, a food blog featuring mostly simple, sometimes fussy but always seasonal recipes.
http://www.alexandracooks.com/
1hr 15min
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Ingredients

Servings
6
US / METRIC
3 Tbsp
Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
1
Medium Yellow Onion , diced
1 tsp
plus more to taste
1 Tbsp
Cumin Seeds , crushed
1 Tbsp
Whole Coriander Seeds , crushed
1 tsp
Fennel Seeds , crushed
1/2 tsp
Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
1 cup
French Green Lentils
1/2 cup
Brown Lentils
or Yellow or Red Lentils
to taste
for garnish
(optional)
to taste
Yogurt
for serving
(optional)
to taste
Flatbread
for serving
(optional)
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Nutrition Per Serving

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CALORIES
257
FAT
7.9 g
PROTEIN
13.2 g
CARBS
34.7 g

Cooking Instructions

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Step 1
Heat a soup pot over high heat. Add the Extra-Virgin Olive Oil (3 Tbsp) and then the Yellow Onion (1) and seaon with Salt (1 tsp) . Stir, turn the heat to low, and cover the pot.
Step 2
Check and stir after a few minutes, letting the moisture on the lid drip back into the pot to keep things steamy. Lower the heat if there is any browning going on, and re-cover. Cook like this until the onion is tender, about 15 minutes.
Step 3
Add the Cumin Seeds (1 Tbsp) , Whole Coriander Seeds (1 Tbsp) , Fennel Seeds (1 tsp) , and Crushed Red Pepper Flakes (1/2 tsp) and cook, stirring for 1 minute to toast the spices.
Step 4
Add the Ground Turmeric (1 Tbsp) and stir for 30 seconds more. Add the French Green Lentils (1 cup) , Brown Lentils (1/2 cup) and Water (4 cup) and bring to a boil.
Step 5
Lower the heat to a simmer and cook, stirring occasionally, until the lentils give up their earthly bodies and become one with your dinner, about 30 minutes.
Step 6
Taste, and adjust seasoning as necessary. Serve with Fresh Cilantro (to taste) , Yogurt (to taste) and Flatbread (to taste) if desired.

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Nutrition Per Serving
Calories
257
% Daily Value*
Fat
7.9 g
10%
Saturated Fat
1.0 g
5%
Trans Fat
0.0 g
--
Cholesterol
0.0 mg
0%
Carbohydrates
34.7 g
13%
Fiber
16.6 g
59%
Sugars
3.6 g
--
Protein
13.2 g
26%
Sodium
407.7 mg
18%
Vitamin D
--
--
Calcium
62.0 mg
5%
Iron
5.1 mg
28%
Potassium
55.3 mg
1%
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