Spicy Red Lentil Dal

12 reviews, 4.7 star(s). 100% would make again

Ready in 20 minutes

Wonderful flavor. I added a whole can of coconut milk instead of just 1/2 cup, it still came out perfect.


2 cups low-sodium vegetable broth
1 cup red lentils; sorted and rinsed
1 Tbs. vegetable oil
1 medium-sized onion; chopped (about 1 1/2 cups)
2 cloves garlic; minced
1/2 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
1 tsp. ground cumin
1 tsp. ground turmeric
1/2 tsp. ground coriander
1 Tbs. tomato paste
1/2 cup light coconut milk
2 tsp. fresh lime juice

Original recipe makes 6 Servings



Bring broth and lentils to a boil in pot over high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low, partially cover and simmer 10 minutes, or until lentils are tender. Cover, and remove from heat.

Heat oil in nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add onion, garlic and red pepper flakes; saute 5 minutes. Add cumin, turmeric and coriander; cook 3 minutes, stirring constantly. Add tomato paste, and cook 3 minutes, stirring constantly. Add coconut milk and lentils, and cook 3 minutes more.

Season to taste with salt and pepper, and stir in lime juice. Serve over rice.

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It was so good I used a spatula to get every last drop of sauce... Served over rice. Wonderful!
sherryd96 1y ago

I loved it. Pretty easy to make if you stage all your stuff in advance. Don't worry if you get the spices stuck to pan as the last step will free them.
jmschaub 1y ago

Great little recipe, I'll try adding some yoghurt on the side next time to add some freshness. Would probably also work well with shredded bacon.
debbieferriday 1y ago

Made this for the first time will def make it again thoroughly enjoyed it ??
rumpydumpydoo 1y ago

Lovely and very easy to make. Like other reviewers, I'm trying to avoid processed food, so I swapped out the tomato paste with a chopped tomato.
rosemaryinwheat 2y ago

Very easy, tasty and healthy. My family loved the aroma when they walked into the kitchen
krisnelson 2y ago

Very tasty! I made this quickly and easily, and it had a unique flavor and a nice heat. I didn't need to increase the amount of coconut milk, as some previous reviewers did.
NellieLiz 2y ago

Delicious! I omitted coconut milk (didn't have it) and tomato paste (avoiding processed foods). Served it with a dollop of Greek yogurt. Yummy, healthy, and easy to make.
BlueJayPie 2y ago

This was delicious and very flavorful. I also added more coconut milk as it was too pasty otherwise. Excellent!
Hatcherdm 3y ago

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