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[Curry] Coconut dhal

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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
Topic starter Posted : 15/04/2011 4:43 am

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