Extraordinarily Simple Dahl

Dahl is a high protein, high fibre, low fat nutritious and tasty meal. Just one serve of this dahl provides 26% of your daily fibre and 17% of your daily iron.

This is a super simple dahl for an easy lunch or dinner. You can add any steamed veggies, or have with a side salad. 

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Extraordinarily Simple Dahl

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  • Author: Lisa Fabry
  • Total Time: 2.5 hours
  • Yield: 3 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


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125 g mung dahl (see Notes)

1/4 tsp ground ginger or 1 teaspoon fresh chopped ginger

1/4 tsp ground cumin

1/4 tsp ground turmeric

1/4 tsp salt

few dashes ground black pepper


  1. Rinse and soak the lentils for 1-2 hours, then rinse again.
  2. Boil the lentils with about 2 cups water and all the spices for around 20 minutes until cooked.
  3. If too thick, add more water as you are cooking. You are looking for a thick soupy texture.


If you can’t get mung dahl, you can use split red or yellow lentils instead.

You can add chopped vegetables to the dahl as it cooks.

  • Prep Time: 2 hours + 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Category: Savouries
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Indian


  • Serving Size: 3
  • Calories: 143.9
  • Sugar: 2.5 g
  • Sodium: 205.3 mg
  • Fat: 0.9 g
  • Fiber: 26.3 g
  • Protein: 10.1 g

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