Warm Up With Some Lentil Dhal!

Winter is finally here, and if you are looking for a fantastic curry recipe to keep you warm, look no further! Try out this deliciously spicy vegetarian Lentil Dhal with Roasted Garlic recipe.

Warm Up With Some Lentil Dhal!

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Serves 4 – 6


2 whole garlic houses
Vegetable oil
3 T ghee or butter
1 medium onion, chopped
2 fresh green chillies, chopped
1 T fresh ginger, grated
1 cup mixed lentils (or red lentils)
4 cups water
1 t cumin powder
1 t coriander powder
1 can chopped tomatoes
½ T sugar
Salt and ground black pepper
Fresh lemon juice
Fresh coriander leaves
Dried garlic slices


Pre heat oven to 120°C.

Break the garlic into individual cloves, leaving the skins on.

Place on a baking tray and drizzle with vegetable oil.

Bake until soft (about 15 minutes), remove and, once cool, puree.

Heat the ghee in a deep heavy-based pot.

Fry the onion, ginger and chillies over a low heat for about 10 minutes until soft and golden.

Stir in the lentils. Add the water, bring to the boil and simmer for 50 – 60 minutes – stirring occasionally until the lentils are soft and it looks like a thick soup (add more water if you need to).

Stir in the garlic puree, cumin and coriander. Cook for another 10 – 15 minutes, stirring frequently.

Add the chopped tomatoes and sugar, and cook through.

Season with salt, pepper and a squeeze of lemon juice.

Serve hot, garnished with fresh coriander and dried garlic.

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