Lemon and Lime Dal

A simple and healthy dish with a fiery kick from SpiceTheWorld

Serves 6 (Estimated) Rating 4 (1-5)

Prep Time 10 Minutes Cooking Time 40 Minutes


For the dal:
3 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 large onion finely chopped
3 teaspoon cumin seeds
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoon turmeric
2 fresh chillies sliced thinly (reserve a few slices for garnish)
2 garlic cloves chopped
250g red split lentils
1 litre vegetable stock
1 teaspoon dried mint
2 limes zest and juice
1 lemon zest and juice
For the dressing:
2 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon cumin seeds
1 garlic clove finely sliced
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 tablespoon fresh coriander leaves
To make the dal gently heat the oil in a large deep pan
Add the onion and slowly fry for 10 minutes.
Add the cumin salt turmeric chillies garlic cloves and cook for 2 minutes.
Add the lentils stock and mint.
Bring to the boil and simmer for 30 minutes add more stock if required.
Stir occasionally.
Add the majority of the lime and lemon juice but reserve some to garnish.
To make the dressing gently heat the olive oil then add the cumin the finely sliced garlic and cayenne pepper.
Cook for 30 seconds only then remove from the heat.
To serve place the dal into a serving dish and spoon swirls of the dressing over the top.
Add the lemon and lime zest the reserved chilli slices a little fresh coriander and the remaining lime and lemon juice (to taste).
Server and enjoy.