Indian daal



First of all, happy new year everybody! I hope you had a lovely holiday and I wish you all the best for 2016!

The first recipe I wanted to share this year is dal. I like warm, hearty stews during the winter months!  ( which is most of the year in Scandinavia) Dal is an indian stew with lentils as the key ingredient. Dal is a very quick and easy  and it’s also a very cheap dish to make. The key to a good dal is to use large amounts of spices. Feel free to use any kind of lentils,  as a personal preference I prefer red lentils!  I usually serve this with brown rice or quinoa, but it’s also good to eat on it’s own.


2 tsbt oil for cooking

1 white onion

3 gloves garlic

1 1/2 tsp cardamom

1 tsp turmeric

1/2 tsp curry powder

a pinch of cayenne pepper

1 1/2 cm fresh ginger root

1 cup red lentils

2 carrots ( chopped)

1 can chopped tomatoes ( around 400 gram)

6 deci liters vegetable broth



  1. Place a pot on medium heat and add oil
  2. Add the onion, garlic along with the spices ( turmeric, ginger, cardamon, cayenne pepper and curry powder).
  3. Saute for a few minutes until the onion are golden.
  4. Add the carrots and lentil and the vegetable broth.
  5. Cook for about 15- 20 minutes on medium heat ( follow the instructions on the package of the lentils)
  6. Stir from time to time so it doesn’t burn
  7. Add salt and the chopped tomatoes and stir gently.
  8. Serve!






35 thoughts on “Indian daal

  1. This looks soooo good, I’m very keen to try it! Never made dal before, though, so this might be a silly question: was wondering if 6 liters of vegetable broth is correct, as that roughly translates to 24 cups of broth? Thank you so much in advance! Xx

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  2. Oh doll!! This post makes me, so happy. Love the happy vibe with which you write about dal.. This is a really good recipe Camilla.

    All the guys who haven’t tried dal, please do try it soon 😋😋

    Much love my dear.

    Your new reader,
    Noorain ❤️

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