Special Diet Information

Coumadin® (Warfarin)
This recipe is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

This recipe is safe for those who are lactose intolerant.

This is a low sodium recipe.

GERD / Acid Reflux
This recipe contains GERD triggers and those with GERD may wish to avoid it.

Gluten Sensitivity
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten.


"Calvin: Why are you crying, Mom?
Mom: I'm cutting up an onion.
Calvin: It must be hard to cook if you anthropomorphize your vegetables."
-Bill Watterson

The refrigerator light goes on...

Black lentils take longer to cook than other lentils, so don't rush the cooking process. When they are ready to serve, they will be tender but not mushy. This is definitely a spicier meal, so if you like your Indian food only moderately spicy, try this for the first time with just 2 medium jalapenos.



Makhani Dal (Lentils with Kidney Beans & Chilis)

Servings = 6 | Serving size =about 1 1/4 cups

Cooking Time = 75 Minutes

This recipe can be multiplied by 2, 3.

This recipe can be divisible by 2.

This recipe makes great leftovers and keeps well, refrigerated, for 4-5 days.

Serve with Saffron Rice or Jasmine Rice or Jasmine Rice - Low Sodium Version or Saffron Rice - Low Sodium Version or Brown Rice


Serve with Cucumber Yogurt Sauce

1 Tbsp olive oil
1 Tbsp ground cumin
2 Tbsp fresh ginger (peeled and minced)
3 cloves garlic (minced)
3 jalapeno peppers (seeded and finely diced)
1 large onion (finely diced)
2 15 ounce can no salt added diced tomatoes
1 tsp turmeric
1/2 tsp garam masala
1 cup dried black lentils
1 15 ounce can no salt added kidney beans (drained and rinsed)
5 cups water
3/4 tsp salt

Makhani Dal (Lentils with Kidney Beans & Chilis) recipe from Dr. Gourmet
Place the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.

Add the cumin and cook for 1 minute, stirring continuously.

Add the ginger and garlic and cook, stirring continuously, for 3 minutes.

Add the jalapenos and cook for another 3 minutes, stirring frequently.

Add the onion, stir, and cook for another 7 minutes, stirring frequently.

Add the tomatoes, turmeric, garam masala, lentils, beans, water, and salt, stir thoroughly, and simmer gently for about 60 minutes, stirring occasionally.


Nutrition Facts

Serving size = about 1 1/4 cups

Servings = 6


Amount Per Serving

Calories 237 Calories from Fat 27
  % Daily Value
Total Fat 2g 6%
    Saturated Fat <1g 1%
    Monounsaturated Fat 2g
    Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 305mg 12%
Total Carbohydrates 38g 12%
    Dietary Fiber 16g 55%
    Sugars 6g
Protein 13g
Vitamin A 3% Vitamin C 25%
Calcium 11% Iron 29%
Vitamin K 6 mcg Potassium 751 mg
Magnesium 80 mg