Vegetable Dal

This is a quick, easy and tasty meal which we all love. The textures and flavours are amazing!


  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp dried chilli flakes
  • 1 onion
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • Half teaspoon ginger
  • 1 tsp dried coriander
  • ½ tsp turmeric
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 400g tin green lentils
  • 400g tin chopped tomatoes
  • 1 vegetable stock cube
  • 400 ml water
  • Large bunch of fresh spinach


  1. Heat the oil in a pan over a medium heat.
  2. Add the cumin, chilli flakes and chopped onion and fry for 2-3 minutes until the onion has softened.
  3. Add the finely chopped garlic, ginger, dried coriander, turmeric and salt and cook for 1 minute.
  4. Add the lentils, tomatoes, stock cube and water and bring to the boil.
  5. Reduce the heat and simmer for 10–15 minutes.
  6. Stir in the fresh spinach and serve.

Published by Alison

Mum of the Braithwaite “difficult to feed” Family!

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