Coconut Dhal Recipe

Vegan coconut dahl

  • serves 4
  • Easy

Try our super simple vegan dahl recipe, made from basic ingredients and ready in 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


Make this vegan coconut dahl for a comforting dinner, then check out more vegan curry recipes such as our easy spinach, chickpea & potato curry, lentil curry, and classic dahl recipe. We’ve also got plenty more dahl recipes to try.



  • red lentils 250g
  • coconut milk 400ml
  • tomatoes 2 medium, chopped
  • turmeric 1tsp
  • green chillies 2-3 long pointy ones, sliced
  • black mustard seeds 2 tsp (optional)
  • onions 1 finely chopped, 1 sliced (sliced is optional)
  • curry leaves a handful of fresh (optional)
  • flatbread to serve


  • Step 1

    Put the red lentils, coconut milk, chopped onion, tomato, long green chillies and turmeric in a pan with 300ml water. Season. Simmer for 20 minutes until the lentils are tender.

  • Step 2

    Fry another sliced onion in 4 tbsp oil until crisp, add a handful of fresh curry leaves (find these in the herb section in asian grocers) or coriander and mustard seeds and sizzle. Sprinkle over the lentils. Serve with flatbread.

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