Vegan Dhal

Rich and flavourful... and in our opinion tastes way better than shop bought dhal.. 



2 Onions, diced 

3-4 Cloves Garlic

1 tsp minced ginger (optional)

1/2 Cup Tomato paste (more or less depending on how tart you like it)

2 tsp Milk curry powder

2 tsp ground coriander

1 tsp ground cumin

7 cups water

1 cup Soy Milk

1 can coconut cream

2.5 cups dried red lentils

4 tbsp vegan chicken seasoning (more or less depending on how salty you prefer it)

1/4 tsp salt

2 tbsp Vegan fish sauce

1/2 cup nutritional  yeast

4 tsp Raw Sugar

2 tsp Coconut sugar



  1. Spray the pan with a bit of oil spray, add Onions and cook over medium heat until golden and caramelised.  You may need to add a bit of water to deglaze the pan.

  2. Add Garlic and Ginger and cook for another minute.

  3. Add Tomato paste, Curry powder, Coriander and Cumin and cook for another 2 minutes stirring constantly.

  4. Add water, Coconut cream and Lentils and stir well.

  5. Bring to a boil and reduce heat, bring to a simmer and cook partially covered for another 30-40mins or until lentils are soft.  

  6. Add all other ingredients and stir well.

  7. Taste and adjust seasoning to taste

  8. Delicious served over Brown rice or Basmati rice.