Baked potatoes with spicy dhal

Baked potatoes with spicy dhal

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Cooking time

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 1 hr

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Serves 2

Cook red lentils with cumin, mustard seeds and turmeric and serve with a fluffy jacket potato and chutney

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  • Freezable
  • Vegetarian
  • Healthy
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  • 2 baking potatoes (Vivaldi have a lovely, creamy texture)
  • 1 tbsp sunflower oil
  • ½ tsp cumin seed
  • ½ tsp black mustard seeds
  • ½ tsp turmeric
  • 1 onion, thinly sliced
  • 3 garlic cloves, sliced
  • 1 red chilli, deseeded and sliced
  • 85g red lentils
  • 1 tomato, chopped
  • 400ml vegetable stock
  • 210g can chickpeas, drained
  • good handful chopped coriander
  • chutney or lime pickle, to serve

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  1. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Put the potatoes in the oven and bake for 1 hr until tender and the skin is crispy.
  2. While they are baking, make the dhal. Heat the oil in a medium pan and fry the spices to release their flavours. As soon as they start to crackle, tip in the onion, garlic and chilli, with a splash of water to stop the spices from burning. Cook for 5 mins until the onion softens.
  3. Add the lentils, tomato and stock, then cover and cook for 10 mins. Tip in the chickpeas, cover and cook for 10 mins more until the lentils are tender. Season to taste, stir in the coriander and spoon onto the jacket potatoes. Serve with chutney or lime pickle.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, June 2013

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sewarren's picture
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Made this today and very disappointed with it. Tool longer to cook than time stated plus very bland. Probably something I had dome but did follow recipe to the letter.

ladyl1's picture
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Really nice Dahl, can't believe I've never made it before, didn't have the potato just wanted a Dahl recipe and this was yummy!

fayfumbs's picture

Used this recipe for dhal as a side dish for a curry and it was really good.

Nancy54321's picture

I thought I would give this ago, it was a pleasant surprise, made a change from jacket potato with beans. Added quite abit of chilli (dried flakes) . So it had quite a kick, really easy to freeze leftovers for another time when you heed a quick meal.

nikkinoodle40's picture

Split decision on this one, husband gave it 3 stars and I would award it 5, hence 4 star rating. Perfect in my book, I love bean chilli's with jacket potato as a vegetarian. This was delicious and was really lifted with the combination of pulses rather than just lentils which are common in dhals. Spice level was spot on for my taste buds. Yum, yum!