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Spicy Indian Lentil Dhal

Course Appetizer, Meal, Side
Keyword Cayenne Pepper
Servings 4 servings
Calories 243kcal



  • Place a large sauce pan over medium heat and add the butter. Stir occasionally until melted.
  • Peel and finely chop the onion, garlic, ginger, and chili. Add them to the butter then cook for 5 minutes until the onions are translucent and beginning to brown.
  • Add the cumin, turmeric, curry powder, and cayenne pepper. Stir for a few minutes until they become fragrant.
  • Crumble in the stock cube and add the boiling water. Stir until dissolved.
  • Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 15 minutes, topping up with water if required.
  • Remove from the heat and serve with pita bread or atop a salad.



You can also use this recipe as a base for a red lentil soup. Simply add more water to get the consistency you prefer. You may need to add additional spices to get the flavor to your liking. 


Calories: 243kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 63mg | Potassium: 574mg | Fiber: 16g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 449IU | Vitamin C: 21mg | Calcium: 57mg | Iron: 5mg