Spiced Dal With Cilantro Yogurt

Quick cooking lentils serve as the main ingredient in this comforting spiced stew. A generous dollop of plain yogurt helps tame the heat for those who prefer milder meals.

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    Nutritional Information

    Per Serving

    • Calories 633 calories
    • Fat 14 g
    • Sat Fat 2 g
    • Cholesterol 4 mg
    • Sodium 411 mg
    • Protein 31 g
    • Carbohydrate 99 g
    • Sugar 7 g
    • Fiber 17 g
    • Iron 6 mg
    • Calcium 102 mg
Quick cooking lentils serve as the main ingredient in this comforting spiced stew. A generous dollop of plain yogurt helps tame the heat for those who prefer milder meals.

Ingredients

  1. Check 3 tablespoons olive oil
  2. Check 2 large carrots, chopped
  3. Check 1 large onion, chopped
  4. Check 1/2 teaspoon curry powder
  5. Check kosher salt and black pepper
  6. Check 2 cups dried red lentils
  7. Check 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice, plus lemon wedges for serving
  8. Check 1 cup basmati or other long-grain white rice
  9. Check 1/2 cup plain yogurt
  10. Check 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves, plus more for serving

Directions

  1. Heat the oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the carrots, onion, curry powder, and ½ teaspoon each salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until tender, 8 to 10 minutes.
  2. Add the lentils and 4 cups water and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and cook, stirring occasionally, until the lentils are very tender, 12 to 16 minutes. Stir in the lemon juice.
  3. Meanwhile, cook the rice according to the package directions.
  4. Combine the yogurt, cilantro, and ¼ teaspoon each salt and pepper in a small bowl.
  5. Serve the lentils over the rice, topped with the cilantro yogurt and additional cilantro leaves. Serve with the lemon wedges.