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Yellow Dal



Yellow Dal is a type of Indian lentil dish made with split yellow lentil . It is made by cooking yellow lentil with spices such as turmeric, cumin, coriander, and chili powder. The dish is usually served with rice or roti and is an excellent source of protein and fiber.

Macronutrients Breakdown

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yellow split lentils (toor dal)

1 cup

cumin seeds

1 teaspoon

mustard seeds

1 teaspoon

turmeric powder

1 teaspoon

red chili powder

1 teaspoon

coriander powder

1 teaspoon

garam masala

1 teaspoon


1 teaspoon


1 tablespoon


1 teaspoon

garlic paste

onion, finely chopped


tomatoes, finely chopped


green chilies, finely chopped


lemon juice

1 teaspoon

chopped cilantro

2 tablespoons



Step 1:

Rinse the yellow split lentils in a colander and set aside.

Step 2:

Heat oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add cumin and mustard seeds and let them sizzle for a few seconds.

Step 3:

Add the ginger-garlic paste and sauté for a minute.

Step 4:

Add the chopped onion and sauté until it turns golden brown.

Step 5:

Add the chopped tomatoes, turmeric powder, red chili powder, coriander powder, garam masala, and salt. Sauté for a few minutes until the tomatoes are cooked.

Step 6:

Add the yellow split lentils and 4 cups of water. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to low and simmer for 20 minutes or until the lentils are cooked.

Step 7:

Add the chopped green chilies, lemon juice, and cilantro. Stir to combine.

Step 8:

Serve the yellow dal with steamed rice or roti. Enjoy!

Did you know?

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How many users have tracked it?

We've got some serious foodies in our community! 75591 users have chowed down on Yellow Dal a whopping 195817 times.

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Where was it consumed the most?

Hungry much? These cities certainly are! Chandigarh, Delhi, Lucknow, Kolkata, Mumbai are the top 5 cities gobbling up Yellow Dal like there's no tomorrow.

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When was it eaten the most?

When it comes to Yellow Dal, our users are head over heels in november, but the interest cools down in january.

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Who preferred this food the most?

It's official: Yellow Dal is the food of choice for 24-27 male, with people of >40 BMI also on board.

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