Red lentil dal

Lisa @_fussfreefoodie also shared this delicious recipe over on our Instagram feed earlier in the week. Sounds delicious!

  • 300g red split lentils, washed and drained
  • 1.5 tbsp cooking oil, coconut oil or ghee
  • 1 litre of water
  • 1 large onion, finely diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced or finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp grated fresh ginger (leave the skin on)
  • 1 tomato, chopped or 100ml passat
  • ½ tsp. dried red chilli flakes
  • 1 tbsp curry powder
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp ground turmeric
  • 0.5 tsp ground cumin
  • 0.5 tsp ground cinnamon
  • salt & pepper
  1. In a medium pan, add the oil and then the onion, Soften on a medium heat for 5-8 minutes.
  2. Add the garlic, ginger to the pan and cook for 2-2 minutes.
  3. Add the curry powder, coriander, turmeric, cumin, cinnamon and dried red chilli flakes . Stir for about 30 seconds.
  4. Add the tomato, lentils  and 800ml of the  water stir until all completely mixed together.
  5. Season generously salt and pepper.
  6. Optional extra: In a frying pan, add 1-2 tablespoons of oil and get very hot. (Take care!)
  7. Add a handful of curry leaves, teaspoon of mustard seeds, caraway seeds and a sliced red chilli. Fry for a couple of minutes and then pour over the dal and stir through before serving.