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Easy vegetarian dish containing lentils that my children love to eat. My niece has and Indian husband who loves to cook and this is my version of his dahl recipe.


  • 1 chopped onion

  • 1 crushed clove of garlic

  • 1 teaspoon tumeric

  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander

  • 1 teaspoon cumin

  • 1/2 - 1 teaspoon chilli powder

  • 1 teaspoon garam masala

  • 1 chicken stock cube

  • 1 cup orange lentils

  • 3 cups of water

  • 1-2 finley chopped potatoes

  • option:

  • some of the water can be replaced by tinned tomates depending on your taste.


  • 1.

    Fry the onion and garlic in small amount of oil in large wok or deep saucepan. When soft, add the spices except garam masala and cook until fragrant.

  • 2.

    Add lentils, water, stock cube and chopped potatoes.

  • 3.

    Bring to boil and then simmer until lentils are soft and potatoes are cooked. Stir regularly and add more water if required.

  • 4.

    Add garam masala.

  • 5.

    Serve with basmati rice

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Posted by Report
Oops! This is not vegetarian! Swap the chicken "stock cube" (bullion or stock?) for vegetable to make it vegetarian.
Posted by Report
or just use a Massel Chicken stock cube - no animal content
Posted by CharmykReport
This is a great recipe, thank you for sharing it!