Please Pass the Recipe

sharing recipes from one generation to the next

Dhal – Lentil Puree

dhal done 1Eating a meal in India almost always includes dhal made from one many types of dried lentils or beans. It is often served quite thin, though in Gujerat I have eaten dry dhal that was delicious. Pulses are a great source of protein, and if combined with rice or bread, a protein as rich as a piece of meat. I like to serve dhal with simple vegetable curries, some steamed basmati rice, papadums and pickle. I am always amazed how so few ingredients make such a tasty dish.  

250g moong dhal (split red lentils)

1 1/2 tablespoons vegetable oil

2 cloves garlic, finely chopped

1 teaspoon finely grated ginger

1 teaspoon ground turmeric

3 cups of hot water

Salt to taste

1/2 teaspoon garam masala

Wash the lentils thoroughly then drain. Heat the oil in a pan, then add the turmeric and gingher and saute for a few minutes. Add the lentils and stir to coat in oil. Add the garlic, water and garam masala. Bring to the boil, cover and simmer for 30 – 40 minutes or until the lentils are the consistency of porridge. Add salt to taste. Best served with rice or bread to help scoop it up. Serves 6



About ladyredspecs

I live in sunny Brisbane, Australia. My love of good food drives me as a cook, a reader, a traveller, an artist and but mostly as an eater. I cooked professionally for many years but have no formal training. Simply guided by a love of eating good food, respect for ingredients and an abhorrence of artificial additives, I cook instinctively applying the technical know how acquired by experience. I hope you enjoy what I share Sandra AKA ladyredspecs

2 comments on “Dhal – Lentil Puree

  1. emmycooks
    June 1, 2012

    This sounds so simple. And delicious!


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.


This entry was posted on June 1, 2012 by in Food, Gluten Free, Light Savoury Dishes, Main Meals, Vegan, Vegetarian and tagged , , , .
%d bloggers like this: