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Lentil Dahl with Spiced Onions….

Lentil Dahl with Spiced Onions….

Serves 4




  1. Pour the water into a medium saucepan, add the chopped onion, ginger, turmeric and cumin seeds then add the tomatoes and bring to the boil.
  2. Put the lentils into a sieve, rinse with cold water, drain and then add to the saucepan with plenty of salt and pepper. 
  3. Bring back to the boil then simmer for about 30 minutes,stirring from time to time until the lentils are soft.
  4. About 10 minutes before you are ready to serve, make the topping by heating the oil in a frying pan, add the onions and fry gently for 5 minutes until softened. 
  5. Add the garlic, if using, the seeds and spices and fry for 3-4 minutes more, stirring until browned.
  6. Spoon the lentils into bowls, top with spoonfuls of yogurt, the onion mixture and torn coriander leaves to garnish. Serve with warmed na’an bread or chapattis.

Recipe and photo credit by- British Onions


9 responses to “Lentil Dahl with Spiced Onions….”

  1. ~April~ says:

    Came by on the Super Stalker Sunday Hop :-)Following GFC

  2. Aleks says:

    yum!! if only my fiance ate lentils. do you think this would freeze well?

  3. Christy Ann says:

    Yum. I know I couldn't pull this off, but it looks so so good! Following from Super Stalker Sunday.

  4. Kats Niche says:

    Newest follower! Found you on the Social Sunday Hop hosted by The Bewitchin Kitchen! Come say hi and join our Hop!

  5. Clairejustine says:

    @April thanks for following,I am already a follower in GFC so i'm now following on Google + too πŸ™‚

  6. Clairejustine says:

    @Aleks Thanks for the comment,sorry i'm not sure if this would freeze well as i haven't tried this …

  7. Clairejustine says:

    @Christy Ann thanks for the comment and the following,now following πŸ™‚

  8. Clairejustine says:

    @April,sorry now following,wasn't signed in before so thought i was following:)

  9. Clairejustine says:

    @Kats thanks for the following,following back πŸ™‚

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