Looking for hearty dahl recipes? Check out our best dahl recipes including red lentil dahl, coconut dahl and easy vegan lentil dahl. Then try our low-fat vegetarian recipes.
Easy dahl recipes
A surprisingly low calorie dinner, with cubes of golden paneer on top of gently spiced dahl. Best eaten with lots of chapatis.
Make a batch of this vegetarian coconut dahl with easy homemade naans to feed a crowd or freeze for later. Plus instructions on how to make the dahl in a slow cooker. Many more slow cooker recipes here.
Olive’s Indian cooking expert, Maunika Gowardhan, shares her recipe for a classic sweet and sour vegan dahl from Maharashtra.
Looking for a vegan dahl recipe? Try our red lentil dahl soup with broccoli tarka. This easy recipe is perfect for a midweek winter warmer to feed the whole family, plus it’s low in calories.
Need some veggie inspiration for your next dinner party? Check out this wholesome dahl recipe from chef Karam Sethi at Indian restaurant, Brigadiers. It uses a mixture of yellow lentils and red lentils. More veggie entertaining recipes here.
Want a quick and easy dhal? Try this super simple one, made from basic ingredients and ready in just 30 minutes. The fried onions, curry leaves and mustard seeds make a colourful, crunchy topping. Serve with flatbreads, or as a side to a curry. Check out more of our quick and easy recipes here.
Brighten up your coconut dahl with butternut squash, soft boiled eggs and crispy onions – perfect for a warming midweek meal for four. Plenty more butternut squash recipes here.
Packed with flavour you won’t be missing the meat from this dahl recipe, it’s full of protein and ready in 30 minutes. Check out our best coconut recipes here.
Impress guests at your next dinner party and make this flavoursome lentil dahl side to go with your curry. This octopus black lentil dahl comes from Neil Rankin’s restaurant, Temper City. It may take a bit of time but it’s definitely worth the effort. Discover more of our side dishes here.
Lashings of butter and cream give this dahl the X-factor. The beans need time to soak, but once it’s in the oven it looks after itself. This moreish dahl will serve eight.
Chana dahl and lentils help make up this easy dahl dish with crispy coconut fish (pollock). Pollock makes a great more sustainable alternative to cod and it really works in this easy Southern Indian style coconut curry. Check out our best fish recipes here.
Ready in 50 minutes this wholesome dahl uses moong dal (yellow split mung beans). Moong dal are easy to cook as they don’t need prior soaking, serve this dal recipe with chopped peanuts for extra crunch.
Want to learn how to make the perfect roti to go alongside your warming dal? olive cookery writer Adam Bush shares his test kitchen secrets and techniques on how to make the classic crisp layered bread, roti canai. Super easy, super quick, all you need is a well-oiled surface!