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Indian Dhal

Indian Dhal

Cooking Time

Preparation Time : 10

Cook Time : 30

Total Time : 40


Serves 4-6

  • 250g red lentils

  • 1 1⁄2 tablespoons ghee (or oil)

  • 1large onion , finely sliced

  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped

  • 1teaspoon fresh ginger, finely grated

  • 1⁄2 teaspoon ground turmeric

  • 3cups hot water

  • 1teaspoon salt (to taste)

  • 1⁄2 teaspoon garam masala


  • 01

    Wash lentils thoroughly, remove any that float on the surface, drain well.

  • 02

    Heat ghee and fry onion, garlic and ginger until onion is golden brown.

  • 03

    Add turmeric and stir well.

  • 04

    Add drained lentils and fry for a minute or two, then add hot water and bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer.

  • 05

    Cover and cook for 15 to 20 minutes or until lentils are half cooked.

  • 06

    Add salt and garam masala, mix well and continue cooking until lentils are soft and the consistency dsimilar to porridge.

  • 07

    If there is too much liquid leave the lid off the pan to speed evaporation.

  • 08

    Serve plain or garnished with sliced onion.



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