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Cauliflower dal with ginger
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5 from 2 votes

Cauliflower Dal with French Lentils

A delicious and easy ginger-infused cauliflower dal with lentils
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time40 minutes
Course: Main
Cuisine: Indian
Diet: Meatless, Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings: 8
Calories: 145kcal


For tempering


  • Heat the 1 tablespoon vegetable oil and add cardamom
  • Stir for a minute and add the onions.
  • Fry on medium heat until the onions brown at the edges.
  • Add the ginger and stir for a few seconds.
  • Add the coriander powder, chilli powder and turmeric and stir to coat with oil.
  • Add the cauliflower and salt to taste. Stir well, add ½ cup of water, cover and let cook until the cauliflower is tender.
  • Add the lentils and stir well. Cook on medium heat for about 5 minutes. Check salt.
  • Heat the oil for tempering. Add the cumin seeds and, when they sputter, add the garlic.
  • Stir-fry the garlic until light brown. Pour the garlic-oil mixture on the dal.
  • Garnish with coriander and serve hot with rice.


Calories: 145kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Potassium: 281mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 108IU | Vitamin C: 37mg | Calcium: 36mg | Iron: 1mg