Curry Chana Dal Lentils Recipe & Benefits of Lentils For Breast Cancer Prevention
After going to India a few times and being introduced to Dal it quickly becomes a favorite dish to serve on the side with a tasty salad. You can easily freeze it to serve at lunch, or serve it for dinner with some cooked brown rice. The combination is a complete protein and a meal that is satisfying.
1 cup of Chana Dal
3 cups of vegetable broth
2 large onions, chopped fine (2 cups) divided
1 large carrot chopped
salt for taste if broth is unsalted
1 tablespoon vegetable oil, prefer olive oil
1 clove, minced
2 teaspoons of curry powder
1 teaspoon of coarse black pepper
- In a medium saucepan, combine lentils, broth, 1 cup of onions and salt. Bring to boil, reduce heat, cover the pan, and simmer for 40 minutes. I like my Dal a little dente.
- While the Dall is cooking, heat the oil in a frying pan or skillet, add the remaining items onions, garlic, carrots and saute’ until brown.
- Drain the lentils when finished.
- Combined everything together with the curry. Cover pan.
Lentils For Nutrition and Prevention
There are good reasons that beans(lentils) occupy two places on the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Guide Pyramid: the first is with high-protein foods, and the second is with vitamin-rich vegetables. The beneficial phytochemicals found in beans(lentils) offer preventive health attributes. Read more:
Health Benefits of Lentils
- Lentils are rich in flavones, a class of antioxidants with antioxidant properties. Studies have proved that regular consumption of lentils can reduce the risk of breast cancer.
- Apart from providing low burning complex carbohydrates, lentils increase energy levels by replenishing iron stores. This is particularly very important for menstruating women, who are at a higher risk of iron deficiency.
- Lentils promote better blood flow and passage of oxygen and nutrients to the organs.
- Rich in the antioxidant, molybdenum, lentils assist the body in breaking down harmful substances.
- The insoluble fiber in lentils leads to the feeling of early satiation; hence, people eat less and gain fewer pounds. Besides, insoluble fiber is indigestible, which passes through the body adding just a few calories.
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