Curried red lentil dhal

Looking for a warm, hearty and healthy meal? Look no further than our flavorful Curried Red Lentil Dhal recipe. This delicious dish, originating from India, is packed with protein-rich lentils and aromatic spices. It’s the perfect comfort food that also aligns with your health goals.


To prepare the Curried Red Lentil Dhal, here’s what you’ll need:

  •  1 cup of red lentils (200g)
  •  3 cups of water (700ml)
  •  2 tablespoons of vegetable oil (30ml)
  •  1 medium onion, finely chopped
  •  2 cloves of garlic, minced
  •  1 tablespoon of freshly grated ginger
  •  1 teaspoon of ground cumin (5g)
  •  1 teaspoon of ground turmeric (5g)
  •  1 teaspoon of curry powder (5g)
  •  1 can of diced tomatoes (400g)
  •  Salt to taste
  •  Fresh coriander for garnish

This recipe will take about 45 minutes to prepare and cook.

Feeds 4

This delightful dish serves up to four people.

Nutritional Facts

Each serving of Curried Red Lentil Dhal provides approximately 220 calories, 13g of protein, 3g of fat, 36g of carbohydrates, and 8g of fiber.


1. Rinse the red lentils under cold water until the water runs clear. Drain and set aside.
2. Heat the vegetable oil in a large saucepan over medium heat.
3. Add the chopped onion, minced garlic, and grated ginger. Cook for about 5 minutes, or until the onion becomes translucent.
4. Stir in the ground cumin, turmeric, and curry powder. Cook for another minute.
5. Add the rinsed lentils, water, diced tomatoes, and salt. Bring the mixture to a boil.
6. Once boiling, reduce the heat to low and let it simmer for about 30 minutes, or until the lentils are tender and the dhal has thickened.
7. Garnish with fresh coriander before serving your Curried Red Lentil Dhal.


1. If you prefer a creamier texture, you can blend half of the dhal and then mix it back into the pot.
2. The dhal can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week.

Serving Suggestions

Serve your Curried Red Lentil Dhal with a side of basmati rice or warm naan bread for a satisfying meal. Enjoy!

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