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Today it's quite cold and the only thing that could warm me up is a comforting bowl of Dahl.

So… What a better chance to share with you my super quick and easy recipe!?

Because I like to keep things simple, I usually make a very basic dahl, but you can add veggies and coconut milk.

With the ingredients listed in the recipe you will get quite a big batch, therefore, you can freeze your dahl and have it ready any time.


400g red lentils

1.5 - 2 lt water

1 tsp turmeric

1 onion

1 big knob of ginger

2 garlic cloves

2 fresh chilli

2 tsp cumin seeds

1 tsp garam masala

Oil for cooking

Salt to taste

Parsley or cilantro to serve

Lime & Soy yoghurt (optional)


Thoroughly rinse the lentils until the water comes out clean (about 2 or 3 times). Place them in a big saucepan, cover with water, add the turmeric and a little splash of oil.

Cover, bring it to a boil, then simmer over low heat for about 15-20 minutes. If it gets too dry, add more water.

Finely chop the ginger, the garlic cloves, the onion and the fresh chilli. In a pan heat a splash of rapeseed oil, add the cumin seeds and toast for about a minute. Add the chopped veggies and stir-fry for 5 minutes.

Once ready, combine with the lentils, add the garam masala, salt to taste and stir it all together.

Serve the dahl with basmati rice and enjoy with fresh coriander, lime juice and a spoonful of unsweetened soy yoghurt.

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