Sunday, October 02, 2011

Simple Dahl

I just love spicy dahl and this recipe came together really fast.  I used yellow split peas and a cooked sweet potato and stirred in some spinach at the end.

Simple Dahl

  • 3 T coconut oil
  • 1 t black mustard seeds
  • 1 T cumin seeds (or powder)
  • 1 T coriander
  • 2 T curry powder
  • 1/2 t turmeric
  • 1/4 t cinnamon
  • 4 T freshly chopped ginger
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 10 cloves garlic, pressed
  • 2 serrano chilies, diced
  • pinch salt/pepper
  • 1 lb red lentils
  • 4-6 cups veg stock
  • 1 bunch cilantro, chopped
  • juice of 1-2 limes
  • Siracha to taste
  • 1 T toasted sesame oil
  • Braggs and pepper to taste

In a heavy bottomed pan over medium high heat add the coconut oil, mustard seeds and spices. When the seeds pop add the ginger, onion, garlic and chilie along with a pinch of salt/pepper. Saute for several minutes or until the onions are transcluscent. Next, add the lentils and stock. Bring to a boil for several minutes, turn heat down to med-low, cover and simmer for and hour. Take off heat, stir in cilantro, lime juice and sesame oil. Add braggs (or salt or soy sauce) and black pepper to taste.


  1. How did you know I was looking for a new dal recipe? Psychic! :D

  2. I made an INSANE amount of Indian food today. I wish I'd see this recipe earlier; it looks so so good!

  3. i thought that was sriracha - so awesome! also awesome, your absolutely deeeelicious look'n simple dahl. w00t! i'm totally putting yellow split peas on my grocery list now. mmmmmmmm!

  4. Yum! I love dahl so SO much--thanks for posting this!


  5. Oh that looks divine! I'm going to make it today! Can't wait to smell and taste it!