Bangladeshi Daal Recipe

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Daal is a staple in South East Asia, perfect for drizzling over rice, being scooped up by naan, or accompanied by fresh sliced cucumbers and red onions.

This delicious stew-like dish not only is delicious, but filled with protein.

Bangladesh Daal
Yield: 4

Bangladeshi Daal Recipe

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

Daal is a staple in South East Asia, perfect for drizzling over rice, being scooped up by naan, or accompanied by fresh sliced cucumbers and red onions. This delicious stew-like dish not only is delicious, but filled with protein.

Ingredients

  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 head garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 3 cups vegetable stock
  • 2 birdseye chilies, chopped
  • 1 cup lentils
  • 2 tomatoes, finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp coriander
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • salt, to taste

Instructions

  1. Sauté the onion and garlic in the vegetable oil in a frying pan set to medium-high heat until browned, between 3 to 5 minutes.
  2. Add the vegetable stock to the hot pan, followed by the rest of the ingredients except for the salt.
  3. Bring the mixture to a boil then reduce to medium, simmering the mixture for 15 to 20 minutes.
  4. Turn the heat to medium-high and cook the daal for 5 to 7 minutes until it becomes more of a homogenous mixture and thickens.

Nutrition Information

Yield

4

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 173Total Fat 8gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 6gCholesterol 0mgSodium 654mgCarbohydrates 22gFiber 6gSugar 6gProtein 7g

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daal in bowl

Based in Kingston, Canada, Samantha Lowe has been writing for publication since 2006. She records her culinary and globe-trotting experiences online at www.samanthalowe.com/blog. A love of photography and cooking fuels this writing, with the end result usually enticing friends and acquaintances to 'loosen their belts'.