This easy, creamy red lentil dahl (masoor dal curry) is frugal, hearty, comforting, flavorful, packed with plant-based protein, and ready in just 30 minutes! Serve with home-cooked rice and naan bread for a gluten-free, dairy-free Indian-inspired feast!
You can watch the short video for visual instructions.Rinse lentils under running water. Chop the onion, garlic, ginger, bell pepper, and carrot.
Heat oil in a pot and sauté onion for about 3-4 minutes over medium heat. Add ginger, garlic, carrot, and bell pepper.
Add all spices, sweetener, lentils, and 3 cups of vegetable broth or water. Bring to a boil and let simmer for about 10 minutes.
Finally, add coconut milk and cook for a further 5 minutes or until the desired thickness of the dahl is reached.
Season with black pepper and salt. Taste and adjust the seasonings as needed.
Serve warm with basmati rice, potatoes, or naan (flatbread) and garnish with fresh herbs.
Video Of The Recipe
You can also use sweet potato or pumpkin instead of carrot.
It's possible to use any plant-based cream (like soy cream, oat cream, etc) instead of canned coconut milk. You could also use plant-based milk (e.g. almond milk, cashew milk, etc.) for a low-fat/low-calorie version. In my opinion, this dal tastes best with coconut milk.
The recipe serves 6. Nutrition facts are for one serving.
Red Lentil Dahl
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* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.