My version of Indian Dhal


I’m making a really big effort these days to prepare vegetarian dinners at least twice a week (round of applause!). I’m not always awfully successful, but after tasting my version of Indian dhal, my hubby requested that we eat this everyday. Not too shabby, if I say so myself. The dhal consists of basic spices, a whole lot of garlic and some chilli for good measure. Easy peasy and super tasty. Get your vegetarian on! 😀



300 g cooked brown lentils

1 onion, chopped

1 tablespoon garlic

1 teaspoon ginger

1 green chilli, chopped

1 red chilli, chopped

50 g tomato paste

2 teaspoons turmeric

2 teaspoons cumin

1 teaspoon garam masala

1 teaspoon coriander

500 ml water


  1. Fry the onion, garlic and ginger in a splash of olive oil. Once the onion turns translucent, add the chillies, turmeric, cumin, garam masala and coriander. Fry for another 2 minutes or so.
  2. Add the lentils, tomato paste and water and bring to a boil.
  3. Turn the heat down and simmer for an hour.
  4. Serve with fresh coriander and rice, naan bread or roti.



10 thoughts on “My version of Indian Dhal

  1. I’m always looking for delicious vegetarian recipes also! I know how hard it can be to make them once, let alone twice a week – so go you!! Also, totally love the beautiful pot you made this in!

  2. Yes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I’m so excited you made dal! Your recipe looks great by the way. I am currently in that phase where I’m trying to decide if I should even attempt a bikini this year or just transition to a 1-piece swimsuit… (gahh! xD) So I’m also chowing down on lentils. I’ll have to give this one a shot, it sounds great!

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