• Serves 5
  • 30 minutes
  • Difficulty Easy
  • 10 Ingredients


Easy way to add a vegetarian dish into the weekly menu without the kids cracking up, you can also add vegetables such as green beans and potato too if you like!

Ingredients (serves 5)

  • 2 cups Split red lentil
  • 2tbs Olive or coconut oil
  • 1tbs Black mustard seeds
  • 6 Dried curry leaves
  • 1tbs Freshly ground turmeric
  • 1 Large brown onion
  • 1 Sprig of coriander leaves to dress
  • 1tsp Garam masala
  • 1tsp Ground ginger
  • 1 Tin (270ml) coconut cream


  1. Wash lentils then boil them in 4 cups of water, reduce heat and simmer until soft (aprox 15 min)
  2. Add oil and mustard seeds to a pan and fry until seeds begin to pop, add diced onion, curry leaves and spices, fry until onion is transparent and soft.
  3. Add your onion and spice mix to the saucepan with the coconut cream, stir over a low heat until all ingredients are combined to your desired consistency, add water if needed. Season with salt and pepper and serve with coriander leaves!


Experiment with different flavoured and spices, everyone likes this a slightly different way in our house! It's also a good excuse for papadams!

  • Haven’t actually tried it, but have heard it’s a fabulous accompaniment to a curry


  • Sounds like an awesome vegeatarian meal I would like to try thanks for this one!


  • A lovely meal l would love to make! Thanks so much!


  • I can’t go past a good dahl. This looks fab.


  • this looks really delicious and packed with flavour.


  • I love using lentils in cooking.


  • Even my kids ate it! And they’re super fussy usually but gobbled this down.


  • Thanks again for sharing; made and loved by all! :)


  • Thanks for sharing this delicious looking recipe.


  • it would be nice to have an indian cuisine night


  • Always love dahl. That recipe looks quite simple, will have to give it a go.


  • Delicious. I need to try some more of these types of dishes.


  • Great way to cook red lentils !!


  • this is a great vegetarian and healthy meal plus this looks so delicious!
    thanks for posting


  • I make this dish often great with rice or naan


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