Lentil Dahl

Prep Time: 25 mins
Cook Time: 30 mins

Perfect on a winters day. As seen regularly at cafe ODE.

You will need…

  • 100 ml Rapeseed Oil
  • 2 Dried chilli flakes
  • 3 Cloves
  • 6 Cloves of garlic, finely chopped
  • 400 g Red onion, finely chopped
  • 500 g Tomatoes chopped and seeded
  • 1 kg Soaked Speckled Lentils (soak the night before)
  • 1 tbsp Chilli powder
  • 2 tsp Turmeric
  • Salt to taste
  • 100 ml Ghee or clarified butter
  • Coriander Seeds


  1. Heat the oil and add chilli, clove, cumin and garlic.
  2. Add onions and fry until brown.
  3. Stir in the tomato pulp. Bring to the boil, cook until the liquid has dried, add turmeric and chilli powder and then lentils.
  4. Bring back to the boil, season well.
  5. The dhal should be thick add a little water if required. The lentils cook down to pulp and some remain whole. Stir in the ghee and serve with chopped fresh coriander and fenugreek leaves
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