Black Dal Recipe With Paneer-stuffed Naan

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From a hearty coconut dahl with homemade naans to easy vegan red lentil dahl, make one of our wholesome recipes and mop up with homemade roti


Looking for hearty dahl recipes? Check out our best dahl recipes including red lentil dahl, coconut dahl and easy vegan lentil dahl. 



  • We use black, yellow and red lentils in our recipes

Dahl coconut recipe with crispy paneer

A surprisingly low-calorie dinner, with cubes of golden paneer on top of gently spiced dahl. Best eaten with lots of chapatis.

Two bowls with yellow lentils in topped with cubes of crispy fried cheese

Coconut dahl with naans

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 cocker recipes here.

Red lentil dahl soup with broccoli tarka

Looking for a vegan dahl recipe? Try our red lentil dahl soup. This easy recipe is perfect for a midweek winter warmer to feed the whole family, plus it's low in calories.

Brigadier house dahl

Need some veggie inspiration for your next dinner party? Check out this wholesome dal recipe from chef Karam Sethi at Indian restaurant, Brigadiers - ready in just over an hour! More veggie entertaining recipes here.

Coconut dahl recipe

Want a quick and easy dhal? Try our super simple recipe 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.

Squash and coconut dahl with jammy eggs and crispy onions

Brighten up your coconut dal with butternut squash, soft boiled eggs and crispy onions - perfect for a warming midweek meal for four. Plenty more butternut squash recipes here.

Coconut rice with dahl

Packed with flavour you won't be missing the meat from this dal recipe, it's full of protein and ready in 30 minutes. Check out our best coconut recipes here.

Octopus black lentil dahl

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.

Black dahl with paneer-stuffed naan

Lashings of butter and cream give this dal the X-factor. The beans need time to soak, but once it’s in the oven it looks after itself. This moreish dal will serve 8.

Dahl with coconut pollock

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.

Yellow dahl and peanut soup with chopped peanuts and coriander

Ready in 50 minutes this wholesome dal 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.

How to make the perfect roti canai

Want to learn how to make the perfect roti to go along side 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!