Indian Dahl

Simple Indian Dahl

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Simple Indian Dahl

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  • Category: Mains


Have you ever heard of Indian Dahl?

I’m always looking to keep my protein count high so I feel fuller for longer and yet flavour and simplicity is important. Every home needs to have the warm comforting bowl of dhal in their repertoire. So here’s an easy dish you can play with!



200g yellow or red lentils (soaked for min 6 hours or overnight) 800 ml of water (or more)

1 tsp salt

1 tbsp organic ghee

1 tsp of cumin seeds

1 tsp of coriander seeds (optional) 1 tsp of mustard seeds

1 small onion

3 garlic cloves

1 inch peeled ginger

1 large tomato

1 tsp coriander powder

1 tsp garam masala

1 tsp turmeric powder (optional)

6 curry leaves

1 small red chilli

1 tbsp of coconut yoghurt (optional)


● Boil the soaked lentils in all the water and simmer to soft

● Meanwhile, chop small onion, garlic, ginger, tomato and chilli

● Heat your ghee and gently fry off all the seeds until they start to pop & release their aroma

● Add the onion and fry until soft

● Add the garlic and ginger until turning brown

● Add the tomato and continue to cook, mix until the tomatoes are very soft and all is starting to combine M

● Add the coriander powder, garam, curry leaves and chili and gently fry to release flavours

● Strain the lentils reserving 1⁄2 cup of the water

● Add lentil to your spice mix and stir well to combine

● Use the water to reach your desired consistency, your lentils should be very soft and loosing their individual shape

●Transfer to serving bowls

● Stir in coconut yogurt if you would like to use



  • Serving Size: 2

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