Indian Red Lentil Dahl

Indian red lentil dahl recipe Indian red lentil dahl recipe

Serve this delicious curry with rice or pitta bread for a perfect, healthy mid week meal. 

4 people 40 minutes 10 minutes


  • 1 tsp Black Pepper
  • 300 g Brown Rice to serve
  • 1 tin Chopped Tomatoes (400g)
  • 2 tbsp Chutney
  • 1 tin Coconut Milk (400ml)
  • 4 cloves Garlic finely sliced
  • 2 tsp Ground Coriander
  • 2 tsp Ground Cumin
  • 1 - Lime juice only
  • 1 - Red Chilli deseeded and finely chopped
  • 500 g Red Lentils
  • 2 - Red Onion finely sliced
  • 2 tsp Sea Salt
  • 3 tbsp Soy Sauce or tamari
  • 1 - SuperValu Courgette cut into bite sized pieces
  • 1 bunch SuperValu Fresh Coriander finely chopped
  • 0.5 stick SuperValu Fresh Ginger (1/2 thumb sized) peeled and finely sliced
  • 1 tbsp SuperValu Goodness Flaked Almonds to garnish
  • 1 tbsp SuperValu Medium Hot Curry Powder
  • 2 tbsp SuperValu Oil
  • 4 - SuperValu Pitta Bread to serve
  • 1 tsp Turmeric
  • 1.5 litre Water


1. Sauté the onions, garlic, chilli and ginger in the oil in a large pan on a high heat for 5 minutes, stirring regularly. When the onions are soft, add the courgette, tinned tomatoes and 1 teaspoon of the salt. Cover the pan and cook gently over a low heat for 5 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. If you have time, cook the veg for longer – the longer you cook them, the more flavourful your curry will be.

2. Add the lentils, coconut milk, soy sauce, lime juice, all the spices, the remaining teaspoon of salt and the water and bring to the boil, then reduce to a low heat and simmer for about 25 minutes, until you are happy with the texture of the curry. Stir regularly, as lentils have a tendency to stick.

3. Season with salt to taste before serving, then sprinkle over the chopped coriander and flaked almonds. Serve with brown rice or toasted wholemeal pitta breads, cut into soldiers. Mango chutney is also a nice accompaniment.

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