Lentil Dahl

45 mins

4 People



1 tbsp Sesame Oil
1 cup Onion, finely chopped
2 Garlic Cloves, finely chopped
1 tbsp Fresh Ginger, finely chopped
4 cups Vegetable Stock
1 cup Dried Red Lentils, rinsed
1 tsp Cumin
1 tsp Coriander
1 tsp Tumeric
1/4 tsp Cardamom
1/4 tsp Cinnamon
1/4 tsp Cayenne Pepper
1 tsp Salt
2 tbsp Tomato Paste


  1. In a large pot, heat the sesame oil over medium heat. Once the oil is hot, add the onion, garlic and ginger. Cook, stirring often, until the onions are translucent.
  2. Stirring constantly, add the vegetable stock, lentils, spices and salt. Bring to the boil, then turn down the heat, cover and simmer for about 20 minutes, or until lentils are very tender.
  3. Stir in the tomato paste until well combined. Continue cooking until the soup is the desired consistency. Add more stock to the dahl if needed.