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Lentil Dal with Basmati Rice
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Dhal Curry with Rice | Vegan

This super healthy, Dhal Curry with Rice is a delicious curry that will satisfy any curry lovers.
This is one of my favorite Indian dishes.  Honestly, I can have it any time of day, even for breakfast. Yes, it's sooo good. 
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Keyword Chickpeasrecipesvegan, dal, gluten free, lentil
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 279kcal


  • 3/4 cup lentils red
  • 1/2 onion chopped
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 4 cloves garlic chopped
  • 1/2 tbsp ginger ground
  • 1/2 tbsp cumin ground
  • 1/2 tbsp curry powder
  • 1/2 tbsp coriander powder
  • 1/2 tbsp turmeric ground
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 1/2 tbsp red pepper spicy
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/3 can coconut cream
  • 1/3 can tomato paste


  • Rinse the lentils very well.
  • Add oil and let it get hot.
  • Add the spices in low heat, salt and mix in.
  • Cook for 1 to 2 minutes in low heat, stir frequently.
  • Add garlic, onion, ginger and stir for 1-2 minutes, in low heat.
  • Add tomato paste, water, coconut cream, lentils and cook for 30 minutes, in low heat.
  • Adjust consistency if needed by adding a bit more water.
  • Taste and adjust salt, spices if needed. 
  • Serve with cooked basmati rice and chopped dill.


  • Instead of lentils, you can use peas or beans. They make equally a delicious dish.
  • You can add the spices you want. If you do not like curry you can skip it.
  • Do not replace the coconut cream with coconut water. The cream gives a thickness to the dish.
  • The tomato paste just gives color and nice consistency to the recipe so do not omit it.
  • You can make it as thick as you wish. If you prefer it soupier just add a little bit of water.
  • Before serving you can add a little bit of vinegar. 


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 279kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Sodium: 1757mg | Potassium: 522mg | Fiber: 12g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 360IU | Vitamin C: 7.4mg | Calcium: 48mg | Iron: 4.5mg