Lentil Dahl with Spiced Onions To Try Out Right Now

Lentil Dahl with Spiced Onions To Try Out Right Now.

Hello friends.

Lentil Dahl with Spiced Onions, anyone?

Lentil Dahl with Spiced Onions To Try Out Right Now

Lentil Dahl with Spiced Onions To Try Out Right Now:

Serves 4


1 litre water

1 large white British Onion roughly chopped

2.5cm/1 inch piece root ginger, peeled and finely chopped

1 teaspoon turmeric

1 teaspoon cumin seeds, roughly crushed

200g/7oz chopped tomatoes

300g/10oz red lentils

Salt and ground black pepper


2 tablespoons vegetable oil

2 white onions, thinly sliced

1 clove garlic, finely chopped (optional)

1 teaspoon cumin seeds, roughly crushed

2 teaspoons back onion seeds

One quarter to half teaspoon crushed dried chilli

Pinch turmeric

150g/5oz Natural yoghurt

Small bunch fresh coriander to garnish


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.

Lentil Dahl with Spiced Onions To Try Out Right Now

Lentil Dahl with Spiced Onions To Try Out Right Now.

Recipe and photo credit by- British Onions.

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  1. 16 January 2012 / 06:54

    Kats; thanks for the following,following back 🙂

  2. 16 January 2012 / 06:52

    April ,sorry now following,wasn't signed in before so thought i was following 🙂

  3. 16 January 2012 / 06:51

    Christy Ann; thanks for the comment and the following,now following 🙂

  4. 16 January 2012 / 06:49

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

  5. 16 January 2012 / 06:47

    April; thanks for following,I am already a follower in GFC so i'm now following on Google + too 🙂

  6. Kats Niche
    16 January 2012 / 04:46

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

  7. Christy Ann
    15 January 2012 / 23:55

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

  8. Aleks
    15 January 2012 / 19:24

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

  9. ~April~
    15 January 2012 / 16:46

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