Lentil Recipes

    Lentils are wonderful source of protein, minerals and fiber. They can made into complete meals, or side dishes, vegetarian or otherwise.

    17 recipes



    Dish type

    World cuisines

    1 review

    A Persian-Indian dish with freshly ground spices that makes it fabulously fragrant, while green lentils give texture and substance. Serve with natural yoghurt and saffron rice.

    Recipe by: Ariana Klepac

    145 reviews

    This tasty vegetarian curry combines lentils and mixed beans with fresh spinach, curry spices, yoghurt and tomatoes.


    No reviews

    This hearty dish is similar to an Indian dalcha but less complicated and can be eaten with good crusty bread or even naan.

    Recipe by: Suhara

    177 reviews

    This is truly a vegetarian comfort food. Add the coconut milk towards the end of cooking and this dish freezes well too.

    Recipe by: Gillian Stevens

    2 reviews

    Nourishing lentils are combined with warm spices and rich coconut milk to create an intoxicatingly delicious dish.

    Recipe by: Zoë Harpham

    82 reviews

    I actually learned this in the kitchen of a seasoned Indian homecook! It's a traditional fragrant dish with yellow lentils (toor dhal), ginger, chilli, tomatoes, cumin and garlic. You can also use yellow split peas (moong dal).

    Recipe by: Pyromommy

    104 reviews

    Masoor dhal refers to red lentils. This warming and fragrant soup can be enjoyed as part of a meal, or on its own with rice or naan.

    Recipe by: Rachel

    5 reviews

    A dhal is a dish of simmered lentils flavoured with aromatic spices and usually served as a sauce. But add extra vegetables and it becomes a light and easy vegetarian meal that's low in fat. Serve it with a selection of Indian-style breads and natural yogurt or raita.

    Recipe by: Zoë Harpham

    913 reviews

    This is a rich and nutritious vegetarian lentil curry with tomatoes. It's a perfect meal with some rice, raita and pickles or as a part of an Indian feast. You choose!

    Recipe by: Emma Maher

    233 reviews

    A hearty slow cooker meal that is simple to make and satisfying to eat, especially on a chilly day! Top each bowl with some grated Parmesan and serve with warm, crusty bread, if desired.

    Recipe by: SORSHA24

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