Yellow Dal Recipe



2 cups                 Yellow Lentils (or, in a pinch yellow split peas)

6 cups                 Water


3 Tbsp                Olive Oil

3 cloves              Garlic – minced

2 Tbsp                Ginger Root – minced

½ tsp                  Cumin

1 tsp                    Corriander

1 ½ tsp               Turmeric

Optionally          1 Small Hot Pepper


1 can                   15 oz. Tomatoes or 3-4 fresh Tomatoes

1 bunch              Spinach (large)

1 Tbsp                Lemon Juice

To Taste              Salt



  1. Combine lentils & water and bring to a boil; then reduce heat to medium
and simmer for at least 20 minutes.
  2. Chop the garlic & ginger.
  3. In a small pan, heat the oil over medium-low heat. Add all of the spices including the hot pepper, but not the salt. Stir for a few minutes & set aside.
  4. When the lentils have simmered, stir in tomatoes, spinach, lemon & salt. Heat until well wilted.
  5. Just before serving, stir in spicy oil.



NOTE: This is not my recipe it can be found in “1,000 Vegan Recipes” — a book I highly recommend.