Easy Vegan Red Lentil Dhal

An Easy and Vegan delicious Dhal recipe!

Talida, a Newcastle-based food blogger, shares her spin on a classic Indian dish.
  • 1/2 c. dry red lentils
  • 1 brown onion, diced
  • 2 c. water
  • 1-2 garlic cloves
  • 1 tbs. sunflower oil
  • 1 heaped tbs. tomato paste
  • 1 tomato diced
  • 1/4 c. canned peas
  • 2 tsp. dried vegetable stock
  • 1/2 tsp. paprika
  • 1/2 tsp. turmeric
  • 1 tsp. curry powder
  • 1/2 tsp. cumin
  • 1/2 tsp. ground ginger
  • Fresh parsley or coriander
  • Brown rice to serve
  1. Soak the lentils for at least 30 min.
  2. In a saucepan, add oil and fry diced onion until translucent.
  3. Add curry powder and all spices and fry for 1-2 minutes until they become fragrant.
  4. Add soaked lentils, 2 cups water, and dry vegetable stock.
  5. Simmer for about 10-15 minutes or until the lentils are cooked and thick and most of the eater has evaporated.
  6. Add diced tomato, cook for a few more minutes, and add tomato paste and peas.
  7. Mix in tomato paste.
  8. Serve with brown rice (naan bread) and garnish with fresh parsley or coriander.

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