Spicy Daal

READY IN: 1hr 20mins
Recipe by Tea Girl

This is a mix of a few different recipes and is very flavorful. Serve hot with rice or naan bread.

Top Review by kristensherlock

I'm vegetarian and my boyfriend is a meat eater. I made this for dinner tonight and served it with peas, brown rice and garlic naan. Both me and my boyfriend thought it was really good. It is spicy though so watch the sambal or cayenne if you want to tone it down. The yogurt does help cool it off a bit though. Only complaint is that the recipie doesn't explain when to add the tomatoes. It also doesn't specify if you should drain the tomatoes either. I ended up draining them a bit and added them when I added the whole mixture together with the water before it simmered for about 45 minutes. We couldn't wait an hour the house smelled too good.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large sauce pan, add the lentils and fill with water to cover. Bring to a boil.
  2. Reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes until the lentils open and are tender.
  3. While lentils are cooking, heat butter in a large pan on medium heat. Add the choppen onions and fry until starts to clarify and then add garlic and ginger and until aromatic.
  4. Add spices to pan.
  5. Drain the water from the lentils and add to pan with 1 cup of water. Cook for 1 hour, stirring occasionally, until the dal is thick, if it starts to get dry add more water.
  6. Remove from heat and stir in yogurt.

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