Vegan Dahl Recipe

Vegan Dahl Recipe

Make this vegan Dahl recipe with only 10 ingredients

vegan dahl recipe

I’m a lover of Indian food. The intense flavors and all make using natures plants always amazes me. This vegan Dahl recipe has only 10 ingredients yet it has bold flavors. I love the ginger bits in it.

When making this it make 4-6 servings so it’s perfect for left over lunches or meal prep. Add some rice or Indian spiced roasted potatoes for a complete meal.

This Dahl recipe is:

  • thick
  • high in protein
  • bold
  • mildly spicy
  • immune boosting
  • comforting
  • easy to make
  • gluten free
vegan dahl recipe

I don’t use green split peas very often when I cook. Yet, I really should. They are a wonderful source of fibre, protein and high in vitamins and minerals. What more could one want from a budget friendly food?

Dahl in one two three…

First off, start with cooking your green split peas in 3 cups water and 1 tsp salt.

Fry the onions and then add the spices and after a few minutes the tomato.

Once cooked add the green split peas to the onion and spices. Add a cup of water, 1 tsp salt and simmer for 10 minutes.

It’s really that simple and in under 1 hour you have an amazing pot of food that will impress anyone.

Serving suggestions

Serve alone as a soup or with steamed rice, roasted spiced potatoes or Indian flat bread. Garnish with fresh coriander to finish off this beautiful Indian meal.

vegan dahl

Vegan Indian Dahl Recipe

A simple and bold vegan Dahl using 10 simple ingredients. This delicious pot of food will be loved by everyone.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4
Calories 123 kcal


  • 2 pots
  • 1 knife


  • 1 cup Green split peas
  • 2 tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 medium onion
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 tsp fresh ginger
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp chili flakes
  • 1 small bunch fresh coriander


  • In a large pot add 1 Cup green split peas and 3 cups water with a dash of salt. Bring to the boil for 15-20 minutes until they are soft.
  • Chop the onion, tomato and ginger into bits and crush the garlic unless using bottles garlic.
  • In a 2nd pot, head the 1 Tbsp oil and add the 1 chopped onion.
  • Once the onion is almost translucent add the ginger, garlic, turmeric, coriander and chili flakes. The aroma is magical!
  • Next add the chopped tomatoes and cook for a few minutes longer.
  • Once the split peas are ready, add these to the spices and onion mix. Add a cup of water and the 1tsp salt. let this simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Serve alone or with rice/spiced potatoes/roti
  • Garnish with fresh coriander leaves.
Keyword easy vegan Indian meals, gluten free, Indian dahl, soy free, Vegan Dahl recipe
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