Flavorful and Easy Red Lentil Dhal Recipe

Cooking is an art that allows us to express our creativity and nourish ourselves and our loved ones at the same time. One dish that has gained popularity in recent years is red lentil dhal. This flavorful and comforting dish is a staple in Indian cuisine and can be enjoyed by anyone who appreciates the rich aroma and flavors of spices. In this recipe, I will provide you with step-by-step instructions on how to make perfect red lentil dhal that is sure to delight your taste buds. Whether you are a seasoned cook or a beginner, this recipe is easy to follow and can be customized to suit your preferences. So let’s get started and create a delicious batch of red lentil dhal that will warm your heart and soul.


  • 1 cup red lentils
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tsp grated ginger
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder (optional)
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh cilantro for garnish


  1. Rinse the lentils in a fine mesh strainer and set aside.
  2. Heat a large pot over medium heat and add a tablespoon of oil.
  3. Add the onion and cook for about 5 minutes until soft and translucent.
  4. Add the garlic and ginger and cook for another minute.
  5. Add the cumin, coriander, turmeric, and chili powder (if using) and cook for another minute.
  6. Add the lentils, canned tomatoes, and vegetable broth. Bring to a boil and then reduce heat to a simmer.
  7. Cook for about 20 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the lentils are tender and the mixture has thickened.
  8. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  9. Serve with rice or naan bread and garnish with fresh cilantro. Enjoy!

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