This traditional vegetarian lentil curry is a spicy combination of lentils and split peas.

Dhal

This traditional vegetarian lentil curry is a spicy combination of lentils and split peas.
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Prep Time 3 mins
Cook Time 1 min
Total Time 4 mins
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Indian
Servings 6 servings
Calories 171 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 250 g yellow split peas
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 brown onion finely chopped
  • 1 carrot finely chopped
  • 2 tsp yellow mustard seeds
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 10 fresh curry leaves
  • 1/2 tsp ground turmeric
  • pinch of ground cloves
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 3/4 cup red lentils rinsed
  • 400 g can diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup fresh coriander leaves extra to serve
  • Greek style yoghurt to serve

Instructions
 

  • Place split peas in a glass or ceramic bowl. Cover with cold water. Set aside for 3 hours or overnight. Drain. Rinse under cold water.
  • Heat oil in a large heavy-based saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and carrot. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 10 minutes or until onion has softened. Add mustard seeds, cumin, ground coriander, curry leaves, turmeric and cloves. Cook, stirring, for 2 minutes or until mustard seeds start to pop. Add split peas, 1 litre cold water and cinnamon. Increase heat to high. Bring to the boil. Reduce heat to low. Simmer, partially covered, for 30 to 40 minutes or until peas are just tender.
  • Add red lentils and tomato. Season with salt and pepper. Simmer, uncovered, for 15 to 20 minutes or until lentils are soft and dhal is thick. Stir in coriander. Top with yoghurt and extra coriander leaves. Serve.

Notes

Recipe from Taste

Nutrition

Calories: 171kcalCarbohydrates: 23.5gProtein: 5.9gFat: 3.9gSaturated Fat: 0.4gSodium: 150mgFiber: 8g
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