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[Curry] Coconut dhal

Started by Chef, April 14, 2011, 10:43:39 PM

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Red lentils get a big boost in flavour with this Thai-influenced dhal recipe.


  • Label: Vegetarian

  • Diffficulty: Easy

  • Capacity: Serves 4

  • Cook: 30 minutes

  • Ready in: 30 minutes


  • 250g red lentils (also called masoor dal or Egyptian lentils)

  • 400ml coconut milk

  • A handful of fresh curry leaves (find these in the herb section, an Asian grocers, or use coriander leaves)

  • Flatbread, to serve

  • 2 medium chopped tomatoes

  • 1 tsp turmeric

  • 2-3 long pointy green chillies, sliced

  • 2 tsp black mustard seeds

  • 2 onions, one finely chopped, one sliced


  • Put the lentils, coconut milk, the chopped onion, tomatoes, chillies and turmeric in a pan with 300ml water, season and simmer for 20 minutes, until the lentils are tender.

  • Fry the sliced onion in 4 tbsp oil until crisp, add the curry leaves (or coriander) and mustard seeds and sizzle together.

  • Pour over the lentils. Serve with flatbread.

Nutrition per serving

  • 407 kcalories

  • Protein 18.2g

  • Carbohydrate 45.7g

  • Fat 18.1g

  • Saturated fat 14g

  • Fibre 4.4g

  • Salt 0.35g

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