Red lentil dhal


40 mins


Health benefits:

Red lentils are a great source of dietary fibre and B vitamins. They’re also packed with plant protein, containing approximately 9g per 100g boiled.

Whilst adding a tasty kick, the spices in this give an extra health boost too (read more about this here).


  • 300g dried red lentils
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp turmeric
  • 1 brown onion
  • 6 cloves of garlic
  • 1 thumb-sized piece of ginger
  • 2 tsp of Garam masala
  • 1 can of coconut milk
  • 1 can of chopped tomatoes
  • 30g of fresh coriander
  • 1 vegetable stock cube


  1. Chop onions and garlic cloves
  2. Fry onions in olive oil or ghee until they are softened and translucent
  3. Add tomato puree, garlic, ginger, garam masala and turmeric
  4. Add red lentils and vegetable stock and leave to simmer for 8-10 minutes (or until lentils have soaked up the liquid)
  5. Add the coconut milk and chopped tomatoes and simmer for a further 10 minutes (or until lentils are soft)
  6. Serve the lentil dhal alongside rice, quinoa or naan bread
  7. Top with optional extras such as fresh coriander, chilli flakes and yoghurt

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