Red lentil dahl

A variation on the standard dahl recipe.


Preparation time
15 minutes
Cooking time
15 minutes
Total time
30 minutes
Serves 2 people


  1. Add the lentils, cassia stick, salt and water to a pot, simmer gently until lentils are soft.
  2. Chop the onion and fry in ghee, then add cumin, coriander and mustard seed.
  3. In the meantime, add turmeric and chilli or cayenne pepper (to taste) to the pot.
  4. Once the onion is almost done, chop the garlic and ginger and add to the frying pan. Leave them to cook for a few minutes.
  5. When the onion is done, add the contents of the frying pan to the pot.
  6. Add the garam masala, tomato purée and pepper to the pot, simmer for 15 minutes.
  7. Serve with naan or rice.
Ekaterina Gerasimova
27th April 2011

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