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Dhal recipes

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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.

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  • A bowl filled with khatti dhal with a spoon on the side

    Khatti dhal

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.21 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

  • Red lentil & squash dhal

    Red lentil & squash dhal

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.159 ratings

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

  • Lentils and herbs in bowl with tomatoes

    Tarka dhal

    A star rating of 3.3 out of 5.32 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

  • Dhal with fork on plate

    Spinach, sweet potato & lentil dhal

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.694 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.

  • Next level dhal makhani served in a wok

    Next level dhal makhani

    A star rating of 4.1 out of 5.13 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

  • Two bowls containing black dhal topped with cauliflower

    Cheat’s black dhal

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.6 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

  • Creamy black dhal with crispy onions

    Creamy black dhal with crispy onions

    A star rating of 4.3 out of 5.31 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

  • Sweet potato dhal with curried vegetables

    Sweet potato dhal with curried vegetables

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.14 ratings

    This rich and comforting spicy lentil dish, topped with lightly curried vegetables, is delicious served with creamy yogurt and zesty lime

  • Indian sweet potato & dhal pies

    Indian sweet potato & dhal pies

    A star rating of 4.3 out of 5.95 ratings

    Spiced red lentil dhal is topped with creamy sweet potato mash in these individual vegetarian pies - a cheap weeknight dinner option

  • Baked potatoes with spicy dhal

    Baked potatoes with spicy dhal

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.25 ratings

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

  • Sweet & sour lentil dhal with grilled aubergine

    Sweet & sour lentil dhal with grilled aubergine

    A star rating of 4.3 out of 5.31 ratings

    Spice up supper with this superhealthy recipe that's high in fibre, packed with iron and counts as 4 of your 5-a-day - it's cheap too!

  • Lime & coconut dhal

    Lime & coconut dhal

    A star rating of 4.3 out of 5.13 ratings

    A vegetarian dip with a fresh zesty flavour, your party guests will hover around this one

  • Creamy spiced dhal

    Creamy spiced dhal

    A star rating of 3.6 out of 5.11 ratings

    Dhal is super-easy and cheap to make - plus lentils are really good for you, so it's a winner from all sides

  • A bowl of split pea & spinach dhal on a chequered tablecloth

    Toddler recipe: Mild split pea & spinach dhal

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.7 ratings

    Make this delicious dhal for your toddler and introduce them to mild curry flavours. With yellow split peas, spinach and cashews, it's tasty and healthy

  • Moong dhal makhani served in bowls

    Moong dhal makhani

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.8 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

  • Chickpea & coconut dhal served in a casserole dish

    Chickpea & coconut dhal

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.29 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

  • A bowl of aubergine and chickpea curry

    Aubergine dhal with tomato & onion raita

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.32 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

  • Curried chicken & baked dhal served in a casserole dish

    Curried chicken & baked dhal

    A star rating of 3.6 out of 5.21 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

  • Spinach dhal with harissa yogurt served in a bowl

    Spinach dhal with harissa yogurt

    A star rating of 5 out of 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

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