Search Term

Enter a search term (optional)


Select One (optional)




Select as many as you like (optional)

  • Christmas
  • Cinco de Mayo
  • Earth Day
  • Easter
  • Fall
  • Father's Day
  • Halloween
  • Jewish Holiday
  • Kwanzaa
  • Mother's Day
  • New Year's
  • Patriotic Holiday
  • Spring
  • St. Patrick's Day
  • Summer
  • Thanksgiving
  • Valentine's Day
  • Winter
  • Back to School
  • Birthdays
  • Fourth of July
  • Labor Day
  • Memorial Day
Cuisine Type

Select as many as you like (optional)

  • American
  • Amish
  • Asian
  • Chinese
  • French
  • Greek
  • Indian
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Jewish
  • Mexican
  • Southern
  • Tropical


Select as many as you like (optional)

  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Fall
  • Winter
Cooking Method

Select as many as you like (optional)

  • Casserole
  • Grilling
  • Microwave
  • No Bake
  • Oven
  • Pressure Cooker
  • Skillet
  • Slow Cooker
Cooking Time

Select One (optional)

Preparation Time

Select One (optional)

Chill Time

Select One (optional)

Number of Ingredients

Select One (optional)

Slow Cooker Time HIGH

Select One (optional)

Slow Cooker Time LOW

Select One (optional)


Free Offer
Holiday Side Dish Recipes: 10 Easy Side Dishes for Christmas

We rounded up quite a few heartwarming, soul soothing recipes that you can make in the comfort of your own kitchen. With this FREE eCookbook, you can enjoy a variety of copycat holiday menu classics!

Bonus: Get our newsletter & special offers for free. We will not share or sell your email address. View our Privacy Policy

Red Split Lentil Curry (Dhal)

By: Ramona Cuisine from
Red Split Lentil Curry Dhal
Red Split Lentil Curry Dhal

"Oh, what can be nicer than a super delicious red lentil curry, also known as dhal, dal or daal. I have to admit that if I did not try Asian food I would have been the biggest looser. I am considering myself very lucky for having the courage to try new foods, new ingredients, new dishes that come from all different cuisines but I have to say that the whole Asian spectre just blew me away. It was love at first taste! ?? ??"

NotesShallots can be replaced by 2 small or 1 medium/large red onion.

Tomatoes (about 2 medium ones) chopped roughly could be added, I sometimes (for variation) add one handful of butternut squashed- chopped or 1 carrot also chopped into chunkier chunks.

Instead of coconut milk, you can add dairy milk (full fat) and a bit of double cream at the end. Superb!!


Preparation Time10 min

Cooking Time25 min


  • 300 g red lentil (split) (organic) masoor dal
  • 300-400 ml water
  • 3-4 shallots (organic) chopped
  • 1/4 tsp fenugreek seeds
  • 6-7 black peppercorns (organic) whole
  • 1/4 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 red chili dried
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder (organic)
  • 3-4 cloves garlic (organic)
  • 10 leaves curry (fresh, dried or frozen)


  1. Begin with thoroughly rinsing the red lentils until the water runs clear.

  2. Place the roughly chopped shallots/red onion, 3 garlic cloves, peppercorns and 5 curry leaves in a mortar. Crush slightly with the pestle, enough to just roughly crush them rather than making them a paste.

  3. Place a pot on medium fire, add the lentils with about 200 ml water,1 clove of garlic crushed and finely chopped, 1/2 amount of curry leaves and all the seeds. Reduce the heat as soon as the lentils start boiling.

  4. Cook the lentils (partially covered) for about 10-12 minutes.

  5. Remove the lid, add the crushed ingredients from the mortar mix, add more water and the coconut milk and salt. Cook for a further 10-12 minutes stirring occasionally and add more water if needed. It can stick very quickly so keep an eye and a hand on it.

  6. When almost finished cooking, add the ginger and stir again. Cook for 3 minutes and remove from the heat.

  7. Drizzle the lemon juice, mix for the last time.

  8. Garnish with some more red chili flakes if you want some extra heat, or some coriander leaves if you prefer.

  9. Serve on rice, with crackers or with a nice homemade flatbread. A true treat!

This recipe was submitted by one of our readers, just like you.

Click Here to Submit Your Recipe!

Free recipes, giveaways, exclusive partner offers, and more straight to your inbox!

Your Recently Viewed Recipes

I have not made this yet so I cannot rate it.

Include a Photo Include a Photo

Click the button above or drag and drop images onto the button. You can upload two images.

Cancel Reply to Comment

Thanks for your comment. Don't forget to share!


Report Inappropriate Comment

Are you sure you would like to report this comment? It will be flagged for our moderators to take action.

Thank you for taking the time to improve the content on our site.

Recipe of the Day

Copycat Panera Bistro French Onion Soup

This Copycat Panera Bistro French Onion Soup is a cheesy delight. This Panera soup recipe is loaded with caramelized onions, thyme,… Continue reading: "Copycat Panera Bistro French Onion Soup"

Something worth saving?

Register now for FREE to:

  • SAVE all your favorite recipes
  • ADD personal notes
  • QUICKLY reference your recipes


Connect With Us

Facebook Instagram Twitter Pinterest Twitter
Email RSS

About Us Advertise Contact Us FAQ Do Not Sell My Personal Information Keyword Index Privacy Policy Subscribe Terms of Service Unsubscribe

---- 1 ----


Images from other cooks

There are currently no images from other cooks.

I Love It