8 Reviews

This is a delicious and very flavourful dark reddish brown colour lentil heaven in a pot! I made this for lunch this afternoon for myself and a few friends. It is just delish! I did not have on hand was the peanut oil, so I used just 1 tbsp. of Sunflower cooking oil as a substitute. I also substituted the yellow onion with a regular purple one. It is hard to get plum tomatoes here, so I used the regular ones{3 medium sized ones}. The spice blend is EXCELLENT and really perked up the flavours in this recipe. The next time I make this, I will use just 1/2 lemon, juice of instead of 1 whole because that became a little over-powering for my taste. This went very well with white rice{spiced with cardamoms and cloves - a recipe I learnt from a chef and posted y'day}. This one is a keeper and a really nice flavourful dal. I also served this with a beautiful salad{Orange Pecan Salad} and it was a tongue-blowing delight! Thank you for posting!

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Charishma_Ramchandani March 02, 2005

Wow, that was the best Dhal I ever had. Thanks for the recipe. If you soak the lentils for a day the cooking time is just half as in the recipe. Doing this you need only 1 cup of water. I agree with Charishma 1/2 lemon is better.

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Kiwi-chef August 18, 2010

This is a fantastic dhal recipe, and certainly grinding the spices was worth the effort. I didn't have any fenugreek, nor did I have any dried chillies (I used chilli flakes instead), but it worked just fine. I made half the amount, and added some steamed vegies for a delicious and filling meal for two, with some left over for my lunch the next day – it was still delicious!

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kaffirlily September 26, 2009

This was a really different and delicious dhal. My sister cooked it for me and I have added it to my own cookbook now for future reference. It is a bit lighter and tastier than other dhals I have made and the tomatoes really make a meal of it in itself, rather than as a side dish. Excellent, thanks.

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Bunny Erica June 02, 2007

This was very different, you have to love cilantro though wich I do. Refreshing as the other poster said. Very satisfying taste combonation.

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eeee April 21, 2005

Outstanding. I've never thought of lentils as light and refreshing until now. The tomatoes, lime and cilantro perk this dish up and the spices give great flavor.

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*Shelly* March 01, 2005
Red Lentil Dhal