Nadiya’s dal

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Diet : Vegan
Total time : 30 mins
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Summary Not available
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Diet: Vegan
Keyword: 10-30 min, Healthy Vegetarian Recipes
Person: 8
Calories: 369kcal


  • 400 g dal
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 4 onion chopped
  • 1 red chilli finely chopped (seeds removed if preferred)
  • 4 garlic cloves crushed
  • 5 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 5 tsp chilli powder
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 3 small red chilli
  • 2 potatoes peeled and cut into 5mm dice
  • 2 tomatoes roughly chopped
  • 5 tbsp oil
  • 2 garlic cloves crushed
  • 1 red chilli thinly sliced
  • 4 stem coriander


  • For the dal, soak the dal (ideally overnight) or for a minimum of 4 hours
  • Heat the vegetable oil in a large pan
  • Add the onions, chilli and garlic and cook until softened
  • Add the ground spices, dried chillies and a little water to loosen and stir
  • Add the potatoes and lentils and enough water to almost cover
  • Simmer for 10–12 minutes
  • Add the tomatoes and simmer for 10–15 minutes, until they have softened but not dissolved
  • Meanwhile, for the topping fry the garlic, onion and chilli in the oil until caramelised and crispy
  • Add the panch phoran and, once you hear the spices pop, take off the heat
  • To serve, spoon out the dal and garnish it with the crunchy topping
  • Sprinkle with the coriander


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Calories: 369kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Sodium: 34mg | Potassium: 973mg | Fiber: 19g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 847IU | Vitamin C: 38mg | Calcium: 68mg | Iron: 6mg


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