Chickpea dhal

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Serves: 6

By Nick



  • 25g butter

  • 1/2 tsp ground turmeric

  • 1 tsp cumin seeds

  • 1 clove garlic, crushed

  • 1 tbsp coriander, chopped

  • 1 tin chickpeas, drained

  • 1 onions, chopped

  • 1 tin lentils, drained

  • 300g mushrooms, sliced


  1. In a large saucepan melt the butter, then add the onion and garlic and fry for 5 minutes until soft.
  2. Add the turmeric and cumin seeds, and fry for a further minute.
  3. Next add the lentils and fry for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. With a potato masher, crush the lentils until you have a creamy paste.
  5. Add the mushrooms and chickpeas, then allow the dhal to cook for a further 5 minutes. Serve garnished with fresh coriander.

Additional Information

  • Vegetarian

  • Make Ahead

  • Can Freeze

  • indian

  • pulses

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  • CuntWagon 11/05/14 18:05

    I clearly did something wrong and ended up with a pan of burnt lentils. These recipes need to be more specific.