Tarka Dhall

READY IN: 50mins
Recipe by Brian Holley

Dhall is served at almost every meal in India. It is a staple food, there are many versions of this dish. Remember it's not an authentic meal if you serve curry without t he dhall. Here is one of my favourites, very easy to cook.

Top Review by HappyBunny

Simple and delicious! I like a more runny dal so I halved the lentils. I also followed eatrealfood's tip of frying the onion and adding it at the end. Thanks Brian!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Wash lentils till the water runs clear.
  2. Drain the lentils.
  3. Place lentils in pan with the water, salt, turmeric, onion, garlic and chillis.
  4. Cook till the lentils are soft and sloppy.
  5. Heat the oil in a separate pan, fry the cumin seeds till they start to pop, add the garlic and cook 30 seconds.
  6. Serve the lentils with the fried garlic and cumin seeds poured over them.

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