Quick Coconut Dal.

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April 21st, 2011

Ten minutes from start to finish, this tasty dal is a great weeknight dinner for one.

Makes one serve by itself or enough for two when served with rice.


  • 1 small onion
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala
  • 1/2 teaspoon chilli powder
  • 1 tin brown lentils
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • 1/2 lime
  • Salt
  • Oil


Finely chop the onion. Drain the lentils and set aside.

In a little oil fry the mustard and cumin seeds over a high heat. When the mustard seeds stop popping add the onion, masala and chilli. Cook for a few minutes until the onions are soft, then add the brown lentils and coconut milk.

When the dal is thick season with salt, squeeze a little lime juice over the top and serve.