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Red Lentil Dhal

This isn't one of my recipes. It's taken from Animalaid.org.uk who kindly asked me to make a video to accompany the recipe. I have changed the ingredients slightly.
This is a delicious, cheap and easy to make recipe. Using nutritious lentils and anti-inflammatory spices like turmeric. Served with rice and spinach this dish could serve four people.
Course: Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: lentil, lentil dhal, red lentil dhal


  • 300 g red lentils cooked
  • 1 onion diced
  • 2 tsp fresh grated ginger or use powdered
  • 2 tsp Garam Masala
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 2 tsp turmeric
  • 1 can chopped tomatoes
  • 250 ml vegetable stock


  • In a large pan heat 1 tbsp of oil on a medium to high heat. Add the onion, garlic and ginger and fry for 4-5 minutes until softened and slightly browned. Add the chopped tomatoes, coconut milk and veg stock and stir until it simmers. Add the lentils and stir into the sauce. Simmer for 10 minutes stirring occasionally. The dhal will thicken as it simmers. I like mine thick so I added a little coconut flour. If you like yours with more liquid you can add a little more water. Enjoy!



TIP: I cooked the lentils first but you could use an extra 250ml stock (500ml in total) and add the uncooked lentils and simmer for 20 minutes instead of ten. You can buy pre cooked lentils which would make this recipe even easier.