Mom’s Recipe # 2 – Basic Moong Dal

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An easy, healthy recipe for a basic staple of North Indian meals – yellow lentils, flavoured with cumin and turmeric.

4, along with rice or Indian bread
1/2 cup yellow moong dal about 120g ( )
5 cups water
1/2 teaspoon turmeric
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon ginger ( sliced or finely chopped )
1 green chili ( slit in half )
1/2 teaspoon salt
To temper:
1 tablespoon ghee
1/2 teaspoon whole cumin
1/2 teaspoon fenugreek seeds
1 dry whole red chili
1 bay leaf

Wash dal 3-4 times in water, until water is clear. Allow dal too soak in water for 10-15 minutes.

Place dal, turmeric, chili powder, ginger, green chili and salt with water in a saucepan and bring...
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Nutritions

Calories
244

Sodium
3054mg
127% DV

Fat
50g
77% DV

Protein
19g
39% DV

Carbs
27g
9% DV

Fiber
19g
79% DV

Stewed Okra and Tomatoes is a classic Southern dish! Flavored with bacon, onion, garlic and cider vinegar, you know these vegetables are bound to be good. Serve garden fresh okra and tomatoes during the summer months, or use canned and frozen ingredients in the off-season. Paired with a side of cornbread, this is a simple and affordable dish to enjoy year-round!

3 slices thick cut bacon
1 small Vidalia onion
2 cloves garlic
2 15.5 oz cans diced tomatoes
1 T sugar
2 t fresh thyme leaves
1 dried bay leaf
1/2 t apple cider vinegar
1/2 t Worcestershire sauce
2 c fresh or frozen okra
salt and pepper ( to taste )
6
  • In a large skillet or Dutch oven, cook bacon until the bacon is starting to get crispy and the fat is rendered, about 5 minutes.
  • Add the onion and garlic; saute for 5 more...
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Nutritions

Calories
1105

Sodium
1147mg
47% DV

Fat
114g
176% DV

Protein
1g
3% DV

Carbs
4g
1% DV

Fiber
2g
8% DV