Brown Lentil Dahl

  • Prep Time: 5mins     
  • Cook Time: 35 mins   
  • Total Time: 40 mins


2 tbsp oil
4 garlic cloves, finely minced
1.5 tbsp ginger, finely minced
1 onion, finely chopped
2 tbsp curry powder
1/2 tsp tumeric powder
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
pinch of salt and pepper
1 can of lentils
1 can (400 ml) coconut milk
1 can  tomato, crushed
2 cups (500 ml) water
optional to serve greek yoghurt


  1. Place oil in large saucepan (3 litre) on medium heat. Add onions, garlic and ginger. cook until tinged golden and onion soft.
  2. Add spices and cook for 1-2mins.
  3. Place all other ingredients and stir well. bring to simmer , place on lid and simmer for 20 mins, stirring occasionally, to ensure it does not stick to bottom of pan.
  4. Remove lid and simmer for 10 mins to reduce sauce . (lentils should be soft and sauce thickened and creamy.
  5. Serve in bowl with greek yoghurt.