Lentil Dal (Or Dahl, Daal, Dhal)

READY IN: 50mins
Recipe by emmieawards

This is one of my favorite dishes - it's so easy and really tasty! Be sure to serve with either basmati or long grain rice. It tastes even better the next day!

Top Review by Mean Bean

Very good! I too loved the addition of cauliflower to the daal. I thought it might become mushy by the time that the lentils were done, but it came out great! A good side dish to my butter chicken. Thanks emmie!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat olive oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat.
  2. Add onion, ginger, garlic, cumin, turmeric, garam masala and red pepper and saute for approx 2 minutes (until onions are soft).
  3. Add cauliflower and saute 1 minute.
  4. Stir in broth and lentils, making sure to mix well.
  5. Bring to a boil.
  6. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer for about 35 minutes or until lentils are tender.
  7. Stir in lime juice and salt.

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