Red Lentil Dahl Recipe by So Damn Healthy

December 30, 2015 Yael Greenberg


  • 1 cup red lentils, rinsed well
  • 2 tbs olive oil
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 tbsp coriander seeds
  • 2 tsp cinnamon powder
  • 2 tsp ginger powder
  • 2 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 2 tbs lemon juice
  • ½-1 tsp salt

Instructions for dhal

  • Place lentils, ginger and cinnamon in a large saucepan with 3 cups of cold water. Bring to the boil, reduce the heat to medium and simmer, stirring to prevent sticking for 10-12 minutes. Discard spices and set aside.
  • Heat the olive oil in a large frying pan over a medium high heat. Add the onion and cook for 3 minutes. Stir in the garlic, turmeric, cumin, and cook for a further minute or until fragrant. Stir in the lemon juice and season to taste with salt.
  • Add the lentils to the pan and mix well. Cook for a further 3 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from the heat. Stir in coriander and serve hot.

Instructions for Basmati rice:

  • Place 1 cup of rice with 2 cups of cold water in a pan.
  • Bring to boil and then lower the heat to minimum, cover and cook for 20 minutes.

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