Red Lentil Dal



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Red Lentil Dal

Red Lentil Dal

  • Author: Challenge 22


A special recipe for a delicious, Indian-inspired red lentil stew, rich in protein and iron, and great for those who suffer from stomach pain after eating. Incredibly simple to prepare and especially recommended for curry lovers!



  • 1 cup of red lentils
  • 2 large onions
  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • 3 teaspoons of curry powder
  • 2 cups of crushed tomatoes
  • Half a teaspoon of salt
  • 3 handfuls of chopped coriander
  • Oil for frying


  1. Cook the lentils in a covered pot with 2 cups of boiling water for about 20 minutes, until the lentils are very soft and are starting to lose their shape.
  2. Meanwhile, chop the onion and garlic, heat a little oil in a skillet or frying pan, and fry until golden brown.
  3. Add the crushed tomatoes, curry powder, salt and coriander, stir well and cook for about another two minutes.
  4. Add the tomato mixture to the lentils, and mix until combined.
  5. Remove from the heat and serve hot.

Want to cook another delicious recipe, using red lentils? We recommend making this Indian Lentil Soup and some Lentil Burgers!

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