Dhall & Veggie Curry

I don't make dhall very often cause I can easily get it from the nearby Indian store or from my friend. My Indian friend owned a 'Mamak' store in town. He's selling roti canai, chapatti & dosai/dosa for breakfast. And he also selling mixed veggies rice for lunch. The most popular dish he's serving are curry fish head and curry mutton. Since this coming Saturday is Deepavali, I'm going to try to make some dhall adapted to my local flavour. And Rebecca, this recipe is specially for you lol! Happy Deepavali to you and your family; and also to all my blogger buddies who are celebrating Deepavali!

Ingredients :

1/2 cup yellow dhall
4-1/2 cup water
1 onion, sliced
1 tbsp chopped ginger
1 tbsp chopped garlic
1/2 tspn turmeric powder
1 carot, cubed
2 tomatoes, cubed
2 tomatoes, cut into wedges
salt & pepper to taste

Spices :

1 tspn mustard seeds
1/2 tspn cumin seeds
1 cinnamon stick
3 dried chillies, washed & cut into half

Method :

- boil water and dhall for 1/2 hour over medium heat.
- preheat a another pot with 2 tbsp cooking oil.
- stir in all the spices, garlic and ginger, fry untill fragrant.
- add in all the remain ingredients, then pour in the boiling dhall.
- let it simmer for another 1/2 hour over low heat.
- add in salt and pepper to taste.
- the texture of dhall should be a little creamy(I like it this way).
I prefer my dhall a little soft and creamy but not chunky. If you want your dhall to look more chunky reduce the water when boiling it. And then cut down the boiling time. I'm having it with french bread and Lebanese bread....yummy!

Again, wishing you all HAPPY DEEPAVALI ! Cheers!


  1. I'm supposed to make these too. I could probably use my fresh turmeric here. I love this simple and flavorful food.

    Kristy, I'm looking for your homemade detergent made from juice pulp and the the fruit cider on your blog? Can you show it to me? Thank you. :)

  2. Divina : Both ingredients are under the label of Healthy Lifestyle. You juz jump in and you'll find them.

  3. Lovely vege curry. Just what I need to go with roti canai. I am missing.....ROTI CANAI!

  4. WOW! You can even cook Indian dish? Awesome :D

  5. Lovely dal. Serve with any kind of bread will be delicious. Perfect soup for the weather.

  6. This looks really lovely. Especially for this time of year.

  7. This sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing

  8. I make dal all the time. I have an easy recipe that is so simular to yours, but I use red lentils. I love it! Yours looks tasty!

  9. MaryMoh : Sorry, the Fdex do not accept my parcel too! DHL...mm..mm..It's a NO too!

    Anncoo : It's a good try though!

    Elra : I guess this one you can make very often eventhough you're far away from home!

    Mary : Thank you very much!

    Karine : You're most welcome!

    Lyndsey : Actually, dhall & lentil are both the same! They're in different shapes & colours, that's all. I'm sure you can cook this better than me! ha ha....

    Cheers & have a good time, Kristy

  10. Yes, I just meant I used red instead of the yellow. Haven't tried yellow lentils yet. The red lentils breaks down nicely and makes it soft and creamy the way I like it too.

    Our weather here is still in the 90's it's suppose to cool off this weekend to 80 degrees, (more soup weather?) ha ha!


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