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. a month ago
    This was yummy and very easy to make. Great with some brown rice.
    JoJo 9 months ago
    The sugar was not a welcome addition to this dal I would omit that next time
    Lisa Aldulaimi 10 months 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. 4 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.