Easy Red Lentil Dhal Recipe | Yummly

Easy Red Lentil Dhal

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  • 2 1/2 cups pink lentils (or red)
  • 6 cups water (a large pot half full)
  • 2 tablespoons curry paste
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne
  • 2 teaspoons curry powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • lime juice
  • herbs (green, for garnish, I used malunggay leaves – you could use cilantro, green onions, etc.)
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    NutritionView More

    Sodium9% DV220mg
    Fat8% DV5g
    Protein2% DV<1g
    Carbs3% DV9g
    Fiber4% DV<1g
    Calories80Calories from Fat45
    Total Fat5g8%
    Saturated Fat4g20%
    Trans Fat
    Calories from Fat45
    Total Carbohydrate9g3%
    Dietary Fiber<1g4%
    Vitamin A4%
    Vitamin C10%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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    Chris H. 3 months ago
    This was yummy and very easy to make. Great with some brown rice.
    JoJo 10 months ago
    The sugar was not a welcome addition to this dal I would omit that next time
    Lisa Aldulaimi a year ago
    It turned out quite nicely. It is an easy recipe, and one you can take as it is or tweak to personal tastes or for variety. It’s a keeper
    Nykia P. a year ago
    Turned out better than I thought it would! great base to work with, I added some additional seasoning and tasted great with a side of roasted veggies. Looking forward to tasting how the flavour develops over the next couple of days.
    Jay Folson a year ago
    It’s a very simple, warm and comforting dish! I bought garlic naan to accompany it, and also dressed it with avocado slices, cilantro, lime zest and a squirt of lime juice as well, all over some jasmine rice. Delicious!
    This is sooooo good, it gets even better after a few days in the fridge! I used rogan josh curry paste.
    Kimberly 2 years ago
    I added a little more salt and sugar. It was delicious!
    Jennifer 2 years ago
    Easy dish! We enjoyed it with coconut basmati rice
    Nina Barraclough 3 years ago
    Very easy to prepare. No chopping required! Taste wasn’t bad either.
    Liz R. 3 years ago
    Great flavor! Couldn't be any easier to make!
    Victoria Dennis 3 years ago
    Turned out well! Might add more cayenne & curry powder next time. Quick and easy!
    Alex G. 4 years ago
    Delicious. Slightly modified recipe (less cayenne and chili pepper) and used canned lentils (no need to boil canned lentils in 6 cups of water). Cooked onions and garlic in oil first then added lentils, coconut milk and spices.
    Corena Tansey 4 years ago
    It turned out well. It was better the next day after it sat for a while. Will definitely make it again.
    Kiara R. 4 years ago
    I loved making this. It's a great dinner, and the leftovers can also make a very yummy lunch the next day.
    Joel A. 4 years ago
    I made this the other night, and I have to say it was rather tasty, and very filling. I felt very satisfied after eating, and it tasted even better the next day. Will be making this again.
    Louisa K. 5 years ago
    I live for this. Such a great comfort food over rice, i have made this recipe many times. Be careful that it doesn't get too watery. I reduce the initial amount of water that I cook the lentils in.