Red Lentil Dhal

READY IN: 1hr 5mins
Recipe by VeggieChallenge

This recipe always turns out rich, spicy and satisfying. Using curry paste (sold by the jar) makes it fast and simple to prepare.

Top Review by **Jubes**

For 5 minutes prep time and a stir of the pot every ten minutes or so, this was a super simple vegetarian dish. Using a bottled curry paste made this a quick prep dish. A very budget friendly dish served with brown rice and recipe#453357. I think the taste of this dish will depend on the curry paste used- the one I used was a medium heat - I thought the flavour needed more oomph, so next time would use a curry paste with more heat. Photo also to be posted. Recipe made for Pick A Chef event April 2013

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Carefully sift through the dry lentils and remove any tiny rocks.
  2. In a large pot, sauté onion with oil and curry paste until softened.
  3. Add rinsed lentils, water and optional tomato and cinnamon stick.
  4. Bring to a boil then simmer covered at a low boil for up to an hour until the lentils become creamy.
  5. Salt to taste.
  6. Serve as a soup or over rice.
  7. Source: Vegetarian Tastes of Toronto, p. 73.

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