Dhal in a bowl
Dhal, sometimes spelled dahl or dal, is a staple of Indian vegetarian cuisine. Serve with rice, or, add extra liquid to make a more soup-like dhal.
Serves: 4

  • 1 cup yellow split peas, uncooked
  • 2 cups water or vegetable broth
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • ¼ tsp cayenne
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1½ tsp cumin, whole seeds or ground
  • 2 whole cloves
  • dash pepper, to taste

  1. In a large pot, place the peas and water or vegetable broth, and bring to a slow simmer.
  2. Add the turmeric, cayenne and salt, and cover.
  3. Allow to cook for at least 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. In a large skillet or frying pan, heat the onion, cumin and clove in the butter.
  5. Cook for 4 to 6 minutes, until onion is soft.
  6. Add the onion and spices to the split peas, and allow to simmer for at least 5 more minutes.
  7. Add a dash of pepper and more salt, if desired, and serve hot with rice or alone in a soup bowl.

Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 Calories: 207 Fat: 3 Carbohydrates: 32 Fiber: 13 Protein: 12