17Ingredients
260Calories
40Minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup red lentils (orange lentils will work as well)
  • 3 cups water
  • 3 plum tomatoes
  • 2 teaspoons vegetable (grapeseed, canola or other high-heat oil)
  • 1/2 cup yellow onion (or white, finely chopped)
  • 2 cloves garlic (finely chopped and made into a paste*)
  • 1/2 teaspoon fenugreek seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon fennel seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 2 teaspoons Bengali Five Spice
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt (plus more to taste)
  • 1 lime (juiced, equal to about 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice)
  • 8 sprigs cilantro (de-stemmed and chopped)
  • basmati rice (Cooked, optional)
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NutritionView more

260Calories
Sodium26%DV620mg
Fat2%DV1g
Protein29%DV15g
Carbs16%DV49g
Fiber68%DV17g

PER SERVING *

Calories260Calories from Fat9
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Fat1g2%
Saturated Fat0g0%
Trans Fat
Cholesterol
Sodium620mg26%
Potassium710mg20%
Protein15g29%
Calories from Fat9
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Carbohydrate49g16%
Dietary Fiber17g68%
Sugars4g8%
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
Calcium
Iron

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Reviews(2)

Yummly User
Delicious recipe I can make all kinds of variations to including adding fresh ginger and jalapeños
Becca 29 Mar 2017
Delicious! A family favourite that has been part of our regular meal planning for several years. Great for dinner guests, I make it early & put it in the slow cooker on the Keep Warm setting. At dinner time, just cook up some rice to serve it over. Substituting a can of diced tomatoes makes it easy & fast. Pairs amazingly with Fennel Salad.