Yellow Lentil Dal

During the colder months, a bowl of hot soup or stew is the perfect dish to warm the belly, like this yellow lentil dal.

Yellow Lentil Dal

Yellow Lentil Dal Ingredients

Serves 6

2 Tbsp. canola oil
1 Tbsp. whole cumin seeds
2 tsp. red pepper flakes
One medium onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
½ tsp. salt
1½ cups yellow lentils, sorted and rinsed
2 cups low-sodium vegetable broth
1 tsp. ground turmeric

Method of Preparation

Heat oil in saucepan over medium-high heat. Stir in cumin and red pepper flakes, and sauté 1 minute. Add onion, garlic, and salt, and sauté 1 minute more.

Add lentils, vegetable broth, 2 cups water, and turmeric. Cover, reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer 25 minutes, or until liquid is absorbed.

Nutrition per Serving

Calories: 210
Fat: 5g
Sodium: 250mg
Carbohydrates: 30g
Fiber: 8g
Protein: 13g

This yellow lentil dal recipe is curated by the Culinary Medicine team and adapted from vegetarian times. Find more healthy recipes herebrowse our Pinterest boards for inspiration, or join us on Tuesday evenings for our Culinary Medicine virtual cooking classes.

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