Broccoli Dal Curry

READY IN: 1hr 30mins
Recipe by evelynathens

This is an extremely flavourful curry. Vegetarians can use vegetable broth instead of chicken broth. Kids really like this too (with less pepper). Serve with basmati as a side to a more elaborate dinner, or alone, for a simple meal.

Top Review by vlseno

Wow! Easy and delicious. I didn't even have the right spices (my husband used all the Chili Pwd yesterday). It's still awesome and double helping awesome! I used Gram Marsala in place of Chili Pwd -- didn't use Turmeric either. Served without the rice -- rice spikes blood sugar too much so I rarely use it. Thank you for this recipe, it's so gratifying to find a staple like this, make a big batch and eat from it all week.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat butter in saucepan and saute onions until well browned.
  2. Add chili powder, pepper, cumin, coriander and turmeric.
  3. Stir and cook, 1 minute.
  4. Add lentils, lemon juice, broth and coconut if using.
  5. Bring to boil, reduce heat and simmer for 45-55 minutes (if mixture is too thick, you may need to add a little hot water).
  6. Steam broccoli for 7 minutes.
  7. Plunge broccoli in cold water and set aside.
  8. Remove 1/3 cup of liquid from the lentil mixture.
  9. Add to flour to form a smooth paste.
  10. Return to pan; add broccoli, salt and nuts if using.
  11. Simmer for 5 minutes.
  12. Serve over Basmati rice.

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