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Zuza zak's Weeknight Dinners: Lentil and Tomato Curry with Brown Rice

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14th of 100 easy weeknight dinners: healthy, quick and cheap recipes that take about 30mins from start to finish. This is my interpretation of an Indian dhaal.
  Brown rice 1 Cup (16 tbs), cooked, drained
  Canned lentils 1 Can (10 oz)
  Canned chopped tomatoes 1 Can (10 oz)
  Onion 1 , chopped finely
  Garlic clove 2 , finely chopped
  Ginger To Taste, finely chopped
  Green chili 3 Medium, chopped finely (or to taste)
  Turmeric 2 Teaspoon (as needed)
  Sesame oil/Vegetable oil 1 Tablespoon
  Salt To Taste

1. In a wok, heat oil and saute onion, garlic, ginger, and chili for a couple of minutes or until softened.
2. Add turmeric, pour some water and fry for a few minutes.
3. Stir in lentils and chopped tomatoes. Season with salt and simmer for 15 minutes.

4. Serve curry with brown rice and enjoy!

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes
Ready In: 
30 Minutes
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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 323 Calories from Fat 50

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 6 g8.9%

Saturated Fat 0.91 g4.5%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 388.8 mg16.2%

Total Carbohydrates 59 g19.7%

Dietary Fiber 7.1 g28.5%

Sugars 2.9 g

Protein 10 g20.3%

Vitamin A 13.5% Vitamin C 77.7%

Calcium 5.8% Iron 17.1%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


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