Vegan Recipe – Lemon and Lime Dal Vegan Recipe



  • For the dal:
  • 3tbsp groundnut oil
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 2tsp cumin seeds
  • 1tsp salt
  • 1tbsp turmeric 
  • fresh chillies, sliced thinly (reserve a few slices for garnish)
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 250g red split lentils
  • 1 litre vegetable stock
  • 1tsp dried mint
  • 2 limes, zest and juice
  • 1 lemon, zest and juice
  • For the dressing:
  • 2tbsp olive oil
  • ½tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 garlic clove, finely sliced
  • ¼tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1tbsp fresh coriander leaves
  • Method

    1. To make the dal, gently heat the oil in a large deep pan, add the onion and slowly fry for 10mins. 2. Add the cumin, salt, turmeric, chillies and garlic cloves and cook for 2mins.3. Add the lentils, stock and mint. Bring to the boil and simmer for 30 mins. Stir occasionally.4. Add the majority of the lime and lemon juice, but reserve some to garnish.5. To make the dressing, gently heat the olive oil then add the cumin, the garlic and cayenne pepper. Cook for 30secs only, then remove from the heat.6. To serve, place the dal into a  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).