Spiced cauliflower dhal


Are you on the lookout for a healthy, hearty and flavourful dish? Our Spiced Cauliflower Dhal recipe might just be the perfect choice for you. Combining the robustness of lentils with the crunch of cauliflower and the warmth of various spices, this dish is a delightful confluence of taste and nutrition. So, let’s delve into how you can whip up this yummy dish in your kitchen!


This recipe serves 2. Here’s what you’ll need:

– 1 small Cauliflower (200g or 7 oz.)
– 1 cup Yellow split lentils (200g or 7 oz.)
– 1 tablespoon Olive oil (15ml)
– 1 Onion, finely chopped
– 2 cloves Garlic, minced
– 1 teaspoon Ground turmeric (5g)
– 1 teaspoon Ground cumin (5g)
– 1 teaspoon Chili powder (5g)
– Salt, to taste
– Fresh coriander, for garnish

Preparation Time

Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 40 minutes
Total time: 55 minutes

Nutritional Facts (per serving)

Calories: 250
Protein: 13g
Carbs: 42g
Fat: 4g
Fibre: 8g

Steps to Prepare the Spiced Cauliflower Dhal

1. Start by rinsing the lentils thoroughly under cold water until the water runs clear.

2. Heat the olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat.

3. Add the chopped onion and cook until it becomes translucent and soft. This should take about 5 minutes.

4. Now, add the minced garlic, ground turmeric, ground cumin, and chili powder to the saucepan. Stir well to combine and cook for another minute.

5. Add the rinsed lentils and 3 cups of water to the saucepan. Increase the heat to bring the mixture to a boil.

6. Once boiling, reduce the heat to low and let it simmer for about 20 minutes. Stir occasionally.

7. While the lentils are simmering, prepare the cauliflower. Cut it into small florets and set aside.

8. After 20 minutes, add the cauliflower florets and salt to the lentil mixture. Stir well and let it simmer for another 15-20 minutes, until the cauliflower is tender and the lentils are fully cooked.

9. Once done, remove from heat and garnish with fresh coriander before serving.

Handy Tips

1. Remember to rinse the lentils well to remove any dirt or impurities.

2. For a creamier texture, you can blend half the dhal before adding the cauliflower.

Serving Suggestions

Our Spiced Cauliflower Dhal is a complete meal in itself, brimming with proteins, fibre, and a delightful assortment of flavours. You can serve it with a side of warm whole-grain bread or brown rice.

Remember, our Spiced Cauliflower Dhal is not just food; it’s a wholesome experience. So go ahead, explore this recipe, and embark on a culinary journey that is as satisfying to the palate as it is beneficial to your health. On AH7, we believe in nurturing the mind, body, and soul, one delicious dish at a time!

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