It doesn’t feel like it but yesterday was my 4th year anniversary of blogging. What a fun 4 years it has been. I am looking forward to sharing more with you over the next 4 years. 🙂
I saw this recipe over at Rufus’ Food and Spirits Guide and was immediately dashing down the passage to see if I had any lentils in stock.
I modified the recipe slightly, as listed below for the ingredients I had on hand and doubled it to serve as a main meal which I served with naan (recipe coming soon) and would definitely make it again but next time I would increase the coriander, mustard and cumin seed quantities.
Red Lentil Dahl
2 tsp coriander seed
1 tsp mustard seed
½ tsp cumin seed
1 tsp cayenne powder
½ tsp turmeric powder
2 cup red lentils
1 onion chopped
3 tbsp garlic minced
3 tbsp ginger minced
400g tin tomatoes
8 cups chicken stock
Coriander chopped to serve
- Grind the whole spices to a powder and mix with cayenne and turmeric.
- Sauté the onion in a little oil in a pot until translucent and soft.
- Add the garlic and ginger and cook for one minute.
- Add the lentils and stir to coat.
- Add the tomatoes, spice mixture and chicken stock, mix through and bring to a simmer. Partially cover and turn the heat to low. Cook for 40 minutes stirring occasionally.
- Serve with fresh coriander and naan.
Looks delicious Mandy, and I’m very much looking forward to your naan recipe. 🙂
Thanks very much Kristy. Have a super day. 🙂 xo
Happy anniversary on blogging! Well done : ) One day I must make dahl, perhaps your recipe is a good start! xo
Thanks very much Liz. This is a super easy recipe and would be perfect for the weather we are having here today. Have a lovely day. 🙂 xo
Wow, that looks like a very flavorful soup and a nice full meal. Congratulations on 4 years of blogging! I really hope you keep on blogging away forever.
Aww Diane, thank you so much! Wish I could pop over and give you a big hug. Have a happy day. 🙂 xo
BOOM! That’s fricken awesome lovely lady. Happy 4 year blogging anniversary. Very cool. 🙂 Great recipe too chicka, Dahl always makes me giggle, my bro decided he needed to get ‘Hot’ (to snag his now wife) and the best way to do that would be to eat healthy. He visited Mom for dinner one night and asked her to cook Dahl… Mom thought he had flipped it, but we all joined him on his get hot ventures and ate some pretty interesting foods too. Wishing you a wonderful week sweets. Hugs. xxx
Anna, you are always so kind, thank you! Well, if all it takes is eating Dahl to get hot, I am in! Woohoo! Have a beautiful week Hon. Hugs to you too. 🙂 xo
Looks absolutely delicious!
Thanks very much Aruna, thanks for stopping by and have a lovely day. 🙂
Popularly called Dal Fry in India…. Best had with Jeera Rice or Rice tempered with cumin. 🙂
When we lived in Mauritius, it was served a variety of different ways. It was a lovely mix of different cultures. Have a happy day. 🙂
this looks divine, dear.
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Thanks Kim! I dashed to the Post Office yesterday to post Kay’s angel to you. Hope it arrives in one piece. I have told everybody how without my knowing it was Kay’s birthday I bought the angel on her birthday. Love that! All is well in my world, Pete is home and will be here for the better part of 3 weeks. Awesome! Have a beautiful day. 🙂 xoxoxo
You are SO doggone sweet, Mandy. Wish I could meet you in person to HUG you tightly and give you a kisssss. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
One day we will meet Kim and have the longest hug! Have a beautiful day. 🙂 xoxoxo
This is my kind of comforting and delicious treat for the lunch. The lentil stew looks really tasty, Mandy.
Have a wonderful day!
Thanks very much Angie and you are right, this is very comforting food. Have a lovely day. 🙂 xo
Oooo. I like this a lot. I have everything “in stock” now. I think I’ll make these tomorrow! Thank you for the great post.
Welcome and thanks for stopping by and for your lovely comment. Hope you enjoy this as much as I did. Have a happy day. 🙂 xo
Happy blogaversary Mandy xxx
Thanks very much Tandy! Have a lovely day. 🙂 xo
Happy Anniversary! A beautiful, comforting and well spiced soup. 🙂 ela
Thanks very much Ela. Have a lovely day. 🙂 xo
You make dhal appetising, my mum can never make me eat it much to her chagrin 😛
But I would definitely eat it in this form 😀
And happy 4 years my friend that is incredible!
Choc Chip Uru
Aww you are so kind CCU, thank you! I bet your mom’s Dahl is much nicer than what I could ever make. Have a lovely day. 🙂 xo
congrats on the 4 years of blogging! woo!
and what a yummy recipe too 🙂 and oooo yeah that would be soooo good with naan 😀
Daisy and the Fox
Hi Bec, thanks for stopping by and for your very kind words. Have a lovely day. 🙂 xo
4 years – wow! Congratulations, it has been a privilege to share a few of them with you and to get to “know” you along the way 🙂 I love red lentil dahl and enjoy seeing how other people make it. Like you, I use what I have in the spice cupboard so I’m sure it tastes ever so slightly different each time! Perfect for your autumn weather and our spring. Big hug Mandy 🙂
Tanya, meeting people like you makes blogging so much more meaningful, thank you! Have a wonderful day and big hug to you too. 🙂 xo
Wow 4 years of blogging, that’s commitment! Congratulations. It has been lovely sharing ideas with you and taking part in your ‘getting to know you posts.’ Looking forward to the next four years. This red lentil dahl looks awesome. I will be trying this recipe out next time we have a curry night. I have added the follow by email widget to my blog now. Emma xx
Hi Emma, thank you for your lovely kind words and YAY, heading over right away to click on your email widget. Thanks very much! Hope you didn’t do it just for me though. Have a lovely day. 🙂 xo
Happy belated fourth! It’s always fun seeing what you’re cooking. Glad you liked the dahl.
Thanks very much Greg. Have a super day. 🙂 xo
that looks amazing and so rich! I love it
Belle, it was super tasty. Will definitely be making it again. Have a beautiful day. 🙂 xo
Congratulations on your 4th anniversary, here’s to many more!
Hi Mary, very kind of you to stop by, thank you. Have a lovely day. 🙂 xo
This looks so hearty, with just the right amount of spice! Also, Happy 4 Year Anniversary!
Hi Mary, thanks very much! Have a lovely day. 🙂 xo
Happy 4th blogaversary, Mandy looking forward to many, many more. Beautiful looking dahl, just love the color.
Thanks very much Norma. Have a super day. 🙂 xo
4th anniversary? Who knew? Congratulations, Mandy. This is quite the milestone and you picked a great recipe to celebrate the occasion. Like you, I would serve this dahl as the main course but I’ll wait for your naan recipe. If I’m going to prepare it, I might as well go all out. 🙂
Thanks John. One can’t possibly have dahl without naan! Have an awesome day. I am still thinking about your lamb shanks! 🙂 xo
Happy 4th anniversary! It’s amazing how quickly time goes by. I’ve now been blogging for three years and I still feel like a novice. Your red lentil dahl looks very good – great comfort food xx
It is always a reality check of how long Pete and I have been back from Mauritius as it feels like just yesterday we were living there. Have a super day Charlie. 🙂 xo
Happy anniversary to you, I consider you as my batch mate in blogging as we and others in this circle started blogging almost all at the same time 4 years ago
Isn’t it amazing how many of us starting blogging at the same time, so cool! Have an awesome day Raymund. 🙂 xo
Shades of Mauritius…
Aah yes, and somewhat missed every now and again. 🙂 xo
Oh how delicious!
I love Lentil Dahl! Such a cosy and comforting dish. Congratulations on four year!!! Well done.
Thanks for your lovely kind words Gourmet Getaways! Have a super day. 🙂 xo
We love the flavors of a good lentil dahl and can picture this now with warm bread!
Hi Judit & Corina. This really is a tasty dahl and think with the cooler weather settling in here with us, I will be making it soon again. Have a lovely weekend. 🙂 xo
I can’t believe it’s been four years! Congratulations to you, Mandy!!
You made me think to look back and it will be four years for me this summer.. yikes!! Where does the time go?? I’ve loved coming hear and reading your blog, Mandy! Here is yet another great recipe that I’d like to try, I love this sort of dish .. it’s so healthy and full of spice!! xx
I know, where has the time gone! Just shows, we must be having so much fun. I have loved reading your blog too Smidge and I look forward to many more years of getting to know each other better. Have a beautiful weekend. 🙂 xo
Sorry I missed your anniversary, congratulations on four years of blogging. I just bought a bag of red lentils and this recipe sounds like a good way of using some. I’ll take your advise on adding more of the spices.
Thanks Karen. I think I will be making this again this weekend with the extra spices. Have a wonderful day. 🙂 xo
Mandy, happy belated blogaversary! It’s been such a joy getting to know you over the past few years! Your dahl and naan look like a perfect vegetarian combo! xxx
Thank you so much Celia. It has been a lovely journey and I am looking forward to many more years getting to know each other even better. Have a lovely weekend. 🙂 xo