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Red lentils dal vegan and perfectly seasoned

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Rote Linsen Dal vegan und perfekt gewürzt

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Dal is a classic, traditional Indian dish made with red lentils, for example. Lentils are an everyday staple across India, a particularly important staple for regions that follow a predominantly vegetarian/vegan diet. Lentils are nutritious and a great source of protein, fiber, B vitamins, iron and zinc. Lentils do not need to be soaked and are quick and easy to cook. Today we are cooking a Red lentils dal vegan and perfectly seasoned.

Red lentil dal vegan and perfectly seasoned
Red lentil dal vegan and perfectly seasoned

What is special about red lentils?

Red lentils come in a few varieties and are split. In contrast to green, black or brown lentils, which retain their color and shape when cooked, the color of red lentils usually turns yellowish and the lentils fall apart after just 10 to 15 minutes of cooking. But that makes them interesting for thickened or creamy dishes. You can find them at pretty much any well-stocked grocery store, health food store, or package-free grocery store.

Red lentils dal
Red lentils dal

Tips for your Red lentils dal

The coconut milk should be full-fat and unsweetened coconut milk.

You can also use brown or other sugar at Stable’s Coconut Blossom Sugar. The sugar serves as a flavor enhancer and to balance the taste. But it doesn’t make the dish sweet. You could also omit it if, for example, the canned tomatoes don’t have too much acidity.

Be careful not to overcook the red lentils. Red lentils are cooked after just a few minutes and quickly become an overcooked mush. So, when it starts to simmer in the pot, it only takes 10 to 15 minutes to cook from there.

Dal is packed with flavor and blends a variety of aromatic spices, so serve simple things like fresh naan, rotis, chapatis or basmati rice with your red lentil dal.

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Rote Linsen Dal vegan und perfekt gewürzt

Red lentil dal vegan & perfectly seasoned

This delicious Red Lentil Dal, vegan and perfectly seasoned. A dal recipe that is ready in 30 minutes and will delight your taste buds!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Course main dish, Soup, stews and chili
Cuisine India
Servings 4 portions
Calories 434 kcal


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Lentil Dal:

optional side dishes:


  • Rinse lentils well.
  • Peel and finely chop the onion. Peel and finely grate the ginger. Roughly chop the cilantro with the stalks. Halve and deseed the chili, remove the white separating skin and chop finely.
  • Heat the coconut oil in a saucepan. Sauté the onions, then add the garlic, chili and ginger and sauté.
  • Now add the spices such as turmeric, ground coriander, cinnamon and curry powder to the pot and let everything roast briefly so that the aromas are released. Now add the red lentils and fry briefly with the spices.
  • Pour in the canned tomatoes, vegetable broth and coconut milk and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and cook, covered, for about 10 to 15 minutes or until the lentils are tender.
  • Season with coconut blossom sugar and taste the dal with salt and pepper.
  • For example, serve with basmati rice and freshly chopped coriander and enjoy!


Serving: 1portCalories: 434kcalCarbohydrates: 50gProtein: 18gFat: 12g
Keyword cook indian, dahl, lentils, then, vegan recipes, vegetable curry
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Red lentils dal
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