Lentils Dal

5 from 7 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Dinner
Cuisine European
Servings 4 people
Calories 35 kcal


  • 500 g Red lentils
  • 800 g Canned tomatoes
  • 400 g Coconut milk
  • 400 ml Vegetable stock
  • 2 tbsp Freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp Turmeric
  • 1 tbsp Garam masala
  • 1 tbsp Coriander
  • 1 tsp Ground cumin
  • 1 tsp Ground cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp Fresh ginger
  • 2 piece Onion
  • 2 piece Peeled garlic clove
  • 2 piece Salt
  • 2 piece Cayenne powder
  • 2 piece Chili powder
  • 2 piece Clarified butter
  • 2 piece Water


  • Seat chopped onions and garlic cloves in ghee (clarified butter). Peel and finely grate ginger, squeeze lemon juice and save both. Puree the canned tomatoes with the hand blender. Add the lentils and deglaze with the canned tomatoes, vegetable stock and coconut milk. Reduce over low heat without a lid. If the dal has boiled down too much, add a little water. Have all the spices been added to the lentils? Stir in the ginger and lemon juice.
  • Season to taste with salt, cayenne powder and chili powder. Serve with fresh naan bread (recipe in my cookbook) and yoghurt. Bon bppetit


Serving: 100gCalories: 35kcalCarbohydrates: 4.8gProtein: 1.6gFat: 1g
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Written by John Myers

Professional Chef with 25 years of industry experience at the highest levels. Restaurant owner. Beverage Director with experience creating world-class nationally recognized cocktail programs. Food writer with a distinctive Chef-driven voice and point of view.

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