Curried Red Lentil Dahl

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Curried Red Lentil Dahl


Ready in 35mins



  1. 1 tablespoon  olive oil
  2. 1 large  onion, diced
  3. 1 teaspoon  garlic, minced
  4. 1 large  bay leaf
  5. 1 teaspoon  chili powder
  6. 2 teaspoons  curry powder
  7. 2 teaspoons  turmeric
  8. 2 teaspoons  mustard seeds
  9. 2 teaspoons  cumin seeds
  10. 1 cup  split red lentils
  11. 2 cups  water
  12. 2 teaspoons vegetable stock powder
  13. salt
  14. 1 -2 tablespoon chopped coriander, leaf


  • Heat the oil in a large pan.
  • Cook onion and garlic, stirring frequently, until the onion has softened and is turning clear.
  • Add bay leaf and spices and cook, stirring continuously, for 1 to 2 minutes longer.
  • Tip in the lentils and the stock (made with the water and the stock powder), bring the mixture to the boil, then reduce the heat to a gentle simmer. Cover the pan with a lid whilst simmering, so that the liquid does not evaporate too quickly.
  • Cook until the lentils are tender, about 25 - 30 minutes.
  • Stir in the coriander and serve.
  • Suggested accompaniments, steamed rice, naan bread, poppadoms.