Red Lentil Dal

Red Lentil Dal Recipe

By Loving It Vegan

🔪Prep Time: 5 minutes

👩‍🍳Cook Time: 25 minutes


2 Tbsp Olive Oil

1 Medium Onion White, Yellow or Brown, chopped

1 Tbsp Crushed Garlic

1 tsp Minced Ginger

2 tsp Turmeric

1/2 tsp Coriander Powder

1/2 tsp Cinnamon

1 tsp Curry Powder Mild or Spicy

2 cups Dried Red Lentils (400g)

14 ounces Canned Chopped Tomato (400g)

3 cups Vegetable Stock (720ml)

14 ounces Canned Coconut Milk (400ml) Full Fat, Unsweetened

2 Tbsp Coconut Sugar

Salt and Pepper to taste

For Serving (Optional):

Basmati Rice


Fresh Chopped Cilantro


1Add the olive oil to a pot along with the chopped onions, crushed garlic and minced ginger and sauté until the onions are softened.

2Add the turmeric, coriander powder, cinnamon, curry powder and red lentils and sauté the lentils in the spices briefly and then add the canned chopped tomato, vegetable stock and coconut milk.

3Bring it to a simmer and then turn down the heat and cover the pot and leave to simmer, checking it and stirring regularly, until the lentils are cooked. Keep an eye out as they cook fast*.

4Add in some coconut sugar (for flavor balance) and salt and pepper to taste.

5Serve with basmati rice and fresh chopped cilantro with some poppadoms on the side (optional).

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