Dhal Curry

I was lucky enough to meet a wonderful British-Indian woman in London who taught me how to make this dhal recipe, that comes from her grandma.

Healthy and simple!


  • 2 Cups Dried Red Split Lentils
  • ¼ Tsp Turmeric
  • 1½ Tsps Ground Cumin
  • 1 Brown Onion, Chopped
  • 2cm Piece Ginger, Chopped
  • Fresh Red Chilli, to taste (I use 3), Chopped
  • 2 Cloves Garlic, Chopped
  • 1½ Tbsps Garam Masala
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil (I use coconut)


  • Pot
  • Pan
  • Sieve
  • Wooden spoon
  • Knife
  • Chopping board
  • Measurement utensils


  1. Rinse the lentils a few times in a sieve.
  2. Put the lentils in a large pot, fill with water, 50ml above the lentils and bring to boil.
  3. Scoop the white residue from the top of the lentils and continue until all the water is mostly gone, remove from heat.
  4. In a pan, over low heat, add some oil and fry the cumin, turmeric and salt for 1 minute.
  5. Add the onion, garlic, ginger, chilli and a little more oil, stir to combine and fry for 2 minute.
  6. Add the garam masala and fry for a further minute.
  7. Put the lentil pot back over heat and add the onion mixture to the same pot, stir to combine.
  8. Add more water if the lentils have become too dry and cook over low heat for another 10 minutes.
  9. Serve with rice and fresh coriander.

One Comment Add yours

  1. Thegreyeye says:

    Nice & yum 😊Almost authentic! Only we make it little more liquid…


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