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bowl of dhal with nan bread and bhaji on the side

Lentil Dhal Recipe

Deliciously spicy lentil recipe
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4
Calories 326 kcal

Equipment

  • Large frying pan

Ingredients
  

  • 2 tablespoons sunflower oil
  • 1 onion peeled and sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves peeled and crushed
  • 1 inch root ginger grated
  • 2 teaspoons cumin seeds
  • 250 grammes red lentils
  • 1 litre hot water
  • 400 gramme tinned chopped tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon coriander
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon chillipowder
  • 1 red pepper deseeded and chopped

Instructions
 

  • Place the lentils in a saucepan
  • Cover with boiling water
  • Bring back to the boil and simmer for 20 minutes or until soft
  • Meanwhile heat the oil in a frying pan
  • Add the onion and fry for a few minutes until soft
  • Add the cumin seeds and the pepper and fry for a few minutes
  • Add the garlic and spices and stir
  • Add the chopped tomatoes
  • Simmer gently
  • Add this mix to the cooked lentils
  • Simmer for a further 15 minutes
  • Serve hot with nan bread or rice
Keyword easy supper