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5 Minute Indian Dahl

This is a wonderful quick and super tasty recipe and yes it really does only take 5 minutes, if you take your time it might take you 10 mins! Its a great way to get more veg into you in a really delicious recipe, this is one of our go to favourite quick dinner recipes!

Serves 3

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  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 1 small nub of ginger
  • 5 scallions
  • 1 x 400g tin of chickpeas
  • 1 x 400g tin of cooked lentils
  • 1 handful of spinach
  • 1 x 400g tin of coconut milk
  • Juice of half a lime
  • Fresh Coriander to serve (10g)
  • 1/2 tbsp oil
  • 10 cherry tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp curry powder
  • 1 tsp Turmeric
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • 3 Wholemeal pitta breads toasted to serve


  • Drain and rinse the chickpeas and lentils. Peel and finely chop the garlic and ginger, Chop scallions, half the cherry tomatoes. Pick the coriander leaves and finely chop the stalks.
  • Heat the oil on high heat in a large pan, non stick if possible. Add the garlic and ginger to the pan, reduce the heat to medium and cook for 2 minutes, stirring occasionally
  • Add the scallions to the pan along with the cherry tomatoes, coriander stalks and 1 tsp of salt. Cook for a further 1 minute.
  • Add the tin of coconut milk, lentils and chickpeas, and stir well, Add in the spices, salt, black pepper and lime juice. Bring to a boil then lower to a simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Add in the spinach to wilt a few minutes before you serve, taste before serving and season if needed
  • Serve with with your toasted pittas and some fresh coriander and chilli flakes if you like. Enjoy!


Keyword easy dinner, plant-based, vegan
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