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Tarka Dahl

Tarka Dahl

Serves pea 4 Clock icon 1 hour (30 mins hands on time)
This delicately spiced bowl of lentil goodness is the king of comfort dishes. It's super healthy, easy on the purse strings and really very tasty.

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£ 4 .65
3 items.

Here's how you do it

  1. Pop lentils in a heavy bottomed pan. Add 500ml water, tinned tomatoes, grated ginger and turmeric. Bring to the boil and simmer for 25 minutes until lentils become soft.
  2. Fry the rest of the spices over a low-medium heat in the oil. Add onion, garlic and chilli, turn down the heat and cook for 8 minutes until softened.
  3. Tip the spice mix into the dahl and blitz a few times with a blender, not too much or you'll get soup.
  4. Serve in a bowl with a dollop of yoghurt.

Tip: Portion and freeze leftovers for a rainy day.


  • 500g red lentils
  • 2 x tinned tomatoes
  • 3-4 red chillies

From the larder

  • 2 tbs cumin seeds
  • 1 tbs grated ginger
  • 2 onions, diced
  • 5 cloves of garlic, diced
  • 1 tbs turmeric
  • 1 tbs garam masala
  • 1 tbs coriander
  • glug vegetable oil

Suitable for

  • Vegetarians
  • Vegans
  • Gluten free
  • Dairy Free