Easy Red Lentil Dahl Masoor Dal

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Easy Red Lentil Dahl Masoor Dal (Total Time 30 Minutes --- Servings 6)


Masoor Dal Tadka (Red Lentil Dahl)

Amount Per Serving

Calories 302Calories from Fat 87

% Daily Value*

Fat 9.7g15%

Carbohydrates 35g12%

Fiber 8.1g32%

Sugar 5.8g6%

Protein 14g28%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


You can also use sweet potato or pumpkin instead of carrot.

It's possible to use any plant-based cream (like soy cream, oat cream, etc) instead of canned coconut milk. You could also use plant-based milk (e.g. almond milk, cashew milk, etc.) for a low-fat/low-calorie version. In my opinion, this dal tastes best with coconut milk.

The recipe serves 6. Nutrition facts are for one serving.

A creamy Red Lentil Dahl which is comforting, hearty, flavorful, and delicious. The recipe is vegan, gluten-free, healthy, and easy to make. This Masoor dal curry is done in 30 minutes and therefore perfect as a weeknight dinner and meal prep.

Cuisine Indian

Prep Time10 minutes

Cook Time20 minutes

Total Time30 minutes

Servings 6


1 1/2 cups (300 g) dry red lentils

1 large (200 g) carrot finely diced (*see recipe notes)

1 small bell pepper

1 large onion chopped

4 cloves of garlic minced

1 heaped tbsp fresh ginger minced

1/2 tbsp vegetable oil

3 cups (720 ml) vegetable broth or water

1 cup (240 ml) canned coconut milk (*see recipe notes)

1 1/2 tsp ground cumin

1 tbsp curry powder

1/2 tbsp sweetener of choice

1 tsp ground turmeric

1 tsp paprika

Sea salt and black pepper to taste

1/3 tsp red pepper flakes optional


Rinse lentils under running water. Chop the onion, garlic, ginger, bell

pepper, and carrot.

Heat oil in a pot and sauté onion for about 3-4 minutes over medium

heat. Add ginger, garlic, carrot, and bell pepper.

Add all spices, sweetener, lentils, and 3 cups of vegetable broth or water. Bring to a boil and let simmer for about 10 minutes.

Finally, add coconut milk and cook for a further 5 minutes or until the

desired thickness of the dahl is reached.

Season with black pepper and salt. Taste and adjust the seasonings as


Serve warm with basmati rice, potatoes, or naan (flatbread) and garnish with fresh herbs.