Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins

Red lentils get a big boost in flavour with this Thai-influenced dhal recipe.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Put the lentils, coconut milk, the chopped onion, tomatoes, chilis and spices in a pan with 1 1/4 cups water, season and simmer for 20 minutes, until the lentils are tender.
  2. Fry the sliced onion in the oil until crisp, add the curry leaves (or cilantro) and mustard seeds and sizzle together.
  3. Pour over the lentils. Serve with flatbread.
Most Helpful

Makes a nice fresh dhal, though I think it needs some grated ginger and garlic. Didn't make the tadka, but I will next time.

SarahEmmm January 24, 2015