Red Lentil Dal

We should all strive to maintain a healthy diet. What is better than a delicious, warm bowl of Lentil Dal (Lentil Dahl)?

This creamy, Indian dish is full of proteins and can be prepared in many ways.

The body converts provitamin A, which is found in the lentils, into vitamin A. This supports your vision and immune system. The vitamin E found in this dish has a cell-protecting effect. Lentils are also rich in the minerals potassium, calcium, magnesium and phosphorus.
In addition, lentils have a lot of fiber and are rich in vegetable proteins.

Our favorite thing about this dish, besides the taste, is it can be prepared in under 40 minutes. This means a quick process from prep to consumption, and our recipe makes enough for you to enjoy over several days!

Our tip for dipping: Vegan flatbread or naan bread / Rice also goes perfectly with it.

  • Vorbereitungszeit 10 Minuten
  • Kochzeit 30 Minuten
  • Gesamtzeit 40 Minuten
  • Portionen 3 Personen
  • Kalorien (ca) 200 kcal


  • 1 can of chopped tomatoes or 400 ml (13.5 oz) tomato purée
  • 1 small can (200 ml or 7 oz) of coconut milk
  • Coconut, avocado or rapeseed (canola) oil for frying
  • 2-3 cloves of garlic, chopped into small pieces
  • 1 piece of ginger (hazelnut size), chopped small or grated
  • Spices: coriander (1 tsp), cumin (1 tsp), turmeric (1 tsp), cinnamon (1/4 tsp), cardamon (1/4 tsp), chili (1/4 tsp) and salt (1 tsp)
  • 2 carrots, chopped
  • 3 medium potatoes , chopped (Yukon, Laura, Kennebec, or sweet potatoes work well)
  • 200g (7 oz) red lentils


  1. Knoblauch, Ingwer und die Gewürze in Öl in einem Topf anschwitzen.
  2. Nach 3 Min die Karotten, Kartoffeln und die roten Linsen dazugeben und kurz mit anrösten. Danach mit den Tomaten und der Kokosmilch ablöschen und mit Wasser (mindestens 500ml) auffüllen, bis alles gut bedeckt ist.
  3. Kurz aufkochen lassen und dann direkt auf niedrige Stufe stellen und ca. 20min köcheln lassen. Falls die Masse zu fest werden sollte, einfach noch etwas Wasser hinzugeben.
  4. Anschließend salzen und nachwürzen, wenn´s nicht kräftig genug ist und wahlweise mit frischem Koriander, schwarzem Sesam oder Limettensaft toppen. Dazu passt Fladenbrot oder Reis, aber auch pur ists ein Genuss. 🙂

How long does Dal last?

Dal (as well as most lentil dishes) – keep refrigerated for at least 3 days, and can go up up to 5 days in airtight containers. You can easily eat several days of this delicious dish!

Dal is also ideal for freezing and won't lose any of its flavor.

Thanks for the delicious recipe to our food stylist & editor Sabrina.

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