Khatti dhal lentils in a bowl with spoon

Dhal recipes

20 Recipes

Make some dhal-ightful lentil curries for a filling veggie supper... These Indian-inspired recipes include variations on black dhal and a red lentil dish.

Khatti dhal

4.916665

(12 ratings)

Serve this tasty, healthy dhal as a vegetarian main meal or side dish. Adding tamarind to the lentils delivers fabulous sweet and sour flavour
  • 1 hour and 45 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Red lentil & squash dhal

4.70968

(124 ratings)

A hearty budget meal of spiced red lentils with butternut and tomatoes. Add coriander, cumin, turmeric and a dollop of mango chutney
  • 55 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Tarka dhal

3.2

(15 ratings)

Make a simple and healthy storecupboard supper like this easy dhal when you're cooking on a budget. To keep it vegan, use vegetable oil rather than ghee...
  • 1 hour and 10 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Spinach, sweet potato & lentil dhal

4.73913

(460 ratings)

A comforting vegan one-pot recipe that counts for 3 of your 5-a-day! You can't go wrong with this iron-rich, low-fat, low-calorie supper...
  • 45 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Next level dhal makhani

3.666665

(6 ratings)

Make no excuses for how rich this delicious black dhal is – the buttery lentil dish is meant to be enjoyed as a comforting celebration dish...
  • 2 hours and 10 mins
  • More effort
  • Vegetarian

Cheat’s black dhal

5

(4 ratings)

If you're eating gluten-free or dairy-free, try this delicious dhal topped with spicy cauliflower as a filling dinner or as a smaller side dish...
  • 35 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Creamy black dhal with crispy onions

4.296295

(27 ratings)

This super-satisfying, slow cooker curry is packed with iron and fibre. Serve with a choice of tasty garnishes to turn your simple supper into a warming feast
  • 7 hours and 10 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Sweet potato dhal with curried vegetables

4.785715

(14 ratings)

This rich and comforting spicy lentil dish, topped with lightly curried vegetables, is delicious served with creamy yogurt and zesty lime
  • 1 hour and 35 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Indian sweet potato & dhal pies

4.35443

(79 ratings)

Spiced red lentil dhal is topped with creamy sweet potato mash in these individual vegetarian pies - a cheap weeknight dinner option
  • 40 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Baked potatoes with spicy dhal

4.63158

(19 ratings)

Cook red lentils with cumin, mustard seeds and turmeric and serve with a fluffy jacket potato and chutney
  • 1 hour and 10 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Lime & coconut dhal

4.18182

(11 ratings)

A vegetarian dip with a fresh zesty flavour, your party guests will hover around this one
  • 20 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Creamy spiced dhal

3.375

(8 ratings)

Dhal is super-easy and cheap to make - plus lentils are really good for you, so it's a winner from all sides
  • 1 hour and 5 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Moong dhal makhani

5

(5 ratings)

This dhal from Lucknow 49 uses mung beans cooked in milk, and is gently spiced and comforting. Serve as a main or side dish – it's a great veggie partner to an Indian feast...
  • 1 hour and 35 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Chickpea & coconut dhal

4.733335

(15 ratings)

You’ll love the ‘tarka’, which is the spiced butter that’s poured over this subtly flavoured Indian chickpea and coconut dhal. Serve with chutneys and pickles alongside...
  • 1 hour and 5 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Aubergine dhal with tomato & onion raita

3.913045

(23 ratings)

This comforting chickpea and lentil curry provides all five of your 5-a-day. It’s spiced with turmeric and ginger and topped with a calcium-rich raita...
  • 35 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Curried chicken & baked dhal

3.583335

(12 ratings)

Serve this curried chicken with cauliflower, spinach, lentils and tomatoes for a healthy supper. It delivers five of your 5-a-day and is full of flavour
  • 55 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Spinach dhal with harissa yogurt

5

(3 ratings)

Combine spinach, harissa, yogurt and almonds with our basic lentils recipe to make this fabulous spinach dhal. Packed with nutrients, it's wonderfully healthy...
  • 15 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian
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