Spicy Dal

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Appears in
Floyd's Great Curries

By Keith Floyd

Published 2004

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Homemade dal makes a wonderful side dish to most curries. Eaten with naan bread or roti, it makes a spicy, creamy appetizer dish.


  • 1 cup green lentils, rinsed and drained
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • vegetable oil, for frying


Put the lentils in a pan, then cover with water and add the turmeric and salt to taste. Cook until tender.

Heat a little vegetable oil in a pan and add the cumin seeds. Cook for a couple of minutes, then add the onions and stir-fry until brown. Stir in the ginger, garlic, and chili powder, then add the tomatoes.

Cook this sauce for about 20 minutes until puréed, then add the len