Easy Dal Curry

Easy Vegan Dal recipe displayed in a bowl.

Do you like curry?

If you haven’t tried cooking one at home yet, this recipe is a great start. It has minimal ingredients, easy execution and is super tasty and comforting.

👉EASY DAL CURRY split red lentils served with Rice, cauliflower and cilantro.

Easy Vegan Dal recipe displayed in a bowl.

Easy Dal Curry

This dal has minimal ingredients, easy execution and is super tasty and comforting.
4.75 from 8 votes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Indian-Inspired
Keyword: Easy Dal Curry, Plant Based Dal
Author: Sara Tercero
Servings: 6



  • In large pot add split red lentils with water to cover plus an extra 3 inches, boil and then simmer 25 mins
    1 lb red lentils
  • In a separate skillet, sauté in oil chopped garlic, onion and ginger until golden and fragrant.
    1 tsp oil
    4 cloves garlic
    3 inch nub ginger
    1 onion
  • Add fresh tomatoes a sprinkle of salt and pepper and cook for 3 mins until tomatoes release juices.
    4 tomatoes
    black pepper
  • Add curry powder plus a pinch of crushed red pepper and cayenne for heat (optional).
    3 tbsp curry powder
  • Check the lentils. They cook really fast like within 25-30 mins they should be pretty soft. When they’re soft, add the cooked mixture to the pot plus tomato paste, 1 teaspoon salt and black pepper. Bring to a boil then turn down to a simmer to really infuse those lentils with flavor. When texture is smooth its ready to eat. Eat alone or with rice, and be sure to douse it in cilantro and black pepper!
    3 tbsp tomato paste
    black pepper

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