Carol's Dal Curry (curried lentils)

Total Time
1hr 5mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 35 mins

This is a dish I cooked up one night when I was craving lentils. It's quite good when eaten in conjunction with another recipe I've posted here, Rice with a Chilean flair. Indian and South American food combined!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cover bottom of saucepan with vegetable oil.
  2. Fry onion about 5 minutes, add cilantro and continue frying over medium heat, until onion is golden.
  3. Add tomato and let get a little soft.
  4. Add rest of ingredients, including spices (add spices according to your taste!) and let simmer for about 30 minutes.
Most Helpful

Very tasty! Here is what used for step 4: 2 c. uncooked lentils, 15 oz. coconut milk, 8 oz. tomato sauce, 2-3 c. water, 2 Tbsp. curry powder, 1/2 tsp. turmeric, 2 tsp. ground ginger, 1/4 tsp. ground cloves, 2 tsp. cumin, 1/2 tsp. cayenne, 1 1/2 tsp. salt, and 3 Tbsp. brown sugar.

lehaushe November 19, 2009

Excellent and very easy to make

Norahs Girl September 04, 2001

Awesome! Very easy and tasty.

Jeff1 August 15, 2001