Not the legitimate way of making dahl, but here is an easy and quick alternative!

What you need:

  • Cup of red/orange lentils
  • Vegetable stock
  • Water
  • Onions
  • Garlic
  • Ginger (optional)
  • Carrots (optional)
  • Curry powder
  • Cumin
  • Chilli powder/flakes


  1. In pan, lightly fry chopped up onions and garlic. Add a few shakes of cumin.
  2. Add half a teaspoon of grated/chopped fresh ginger.
  3. Add a cup and a half to two cups of boiling water combined with vegetable stock. More water means meal may be more soupy, less water creates more of a thick curry.
  4. Add chopped carrots.
  5. Add lentils.
  6. Sprinkle in a teaspoon and a half of curry powder and chilli.
  7. Leave to simmer and remember to stir regularly so that the lentils don’t burn!
  8. Serve with brown rice/vegetables.
  9. Enjoy!