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Buttery Moong Dal With Garlic and Cumin

 
 
One serving costs about $0

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This recipe is ready in 30 minutes

Ready in 30 minutes

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Ingredients

Servings:
1 cup
1 cup split dal
split dal
0.5 tsps
0.5 tsps turmeric
turmeric
1 tsp
1 tsp salt
salt
3 Tbsps
3 Tbsps vegetable oil
vegetable oil
0.5 tsps
0.5 tsps cumin
cumin
1
1  green chile
green chile
4
4  garlic cloves
garlic cloves
1
1  diced shallot
diced shallot
1 cup split dal
1 cup
split dal
0.5 tsps turmeric
0.5 tsps
turmeric
1 tsp salt
1 tsp
salt
3 Tbsps vegetable oil
3 Tbsps
vegetable oil
0.5 tsps cumin
0.5 tsps
cumin
1  green chile
1
green chile
4  garlic cloves
4
garlic cloves
1  diced shallot
1
diced shallot

Equipment

blender
blender
frying pan
frying pan
bowl
bowl
whisk
whisk
pot
pot
blender
blender
frying pan
frying pan
bowl
bowl
whisk
whisk
pot
pot


Instructions

Read the detailed instructions on cooking.nytimes.com

Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $0.18
Ingredient
1 cup split dal
1/2 teaspoon turmeric
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1 green chile
4 garlic cloves
1 diced shallot
Price
$0.55
$0.05
$0.17
$0.07
$0.20
$0.27
$0.14
$1.44

Tips

Health Tips

  • Before you pass up garlic because you don't want the bad breath that comes with it, keep in mind that the compounds that cause garlic breath also offer a lot of health benefits. Garlic has anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antibacterial, and antiviral properties. If you really want to get the most health benefits out of your garlic, choose Spanish garlic, which contains the most allicin (one of garlic's most beneficial compounds).

  • Although the body needs salt to survive, most of us get too much. The problem with consuming too much salt (what chemists call "sodium chloride") is actually the sodium part, which is why people concerned about high blood pressure go on low-sodium diets. If you are trying to reduce salt in your diet, you can try salt substitutes like potassium chloride or try to make do with less salt by using more black pepper, herbs, and spices.

  • Be conscious of your choice of cooking oils. Some studies have shown that vegetable oils like safflower oil, sunflower oil, and canola oil might actually contribute to heart disease. Olive oil is a good alternative for low temperature cooking, while coconut oil is a recent favorite for high temperature cooking. Do your research!

Cooking Tips

  • Here's a trick for peeling garlic quickly. Put the garlic clove on your cutting board. Take a knife with a thick blade and place the blade flat across the garlic clove (the clove should be closer to the handle than the middle of the blade). Whack down on the flat side of the blade with your free hand to smoosh the garlic a bit. Done correctly, the skin will peel right off.

  • If you don't have shallots, you can try substituting leek, onion, or green onion along with a clove of garlic. The flavor won't be the same, but it should do in a pinch.

Disclaimer

Nutritional Information

Quickview
136 Calories
6g Protein
5g Total Fat
15g Carbs
0% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
136
7%

Fat
5g
9%

  Saturated Fat
4g
27%

Carbohydrates
15g
5%

  Sugar
0.94g
1%

Cholesterol
0.0mg
0%

Sodium
311mg
14%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
6g
13%

Fiber
7g
31%

Folate
116µg
29%

Manganese
0.37mg
18%

Vitamin B1
0.22mg
14%

Phosphorus
113mg
11%

Iron
2mg
11%

Vitamin B6
0.16mg
8%

Zinc
1mg
8%

Magnesium
31mg
8%

Potassium
251mg
7%

Copper
0.13mg
7%

Vitamin B5
0.53mg
5%

Vitamin B3
0.65mg
3%

Selenium
2µg
3%

Vitamin B2
0.05mg
3%

Vitamin C
2mg
3%

Vitamin K
2µg
2%

Vitamin E
0.33mg
2%

Calcium
18mg
2%

covered percent of daily need

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