Dhal bhat tarkari

Lentil, rice & vegetable curry

Preparation info
  • Serves


    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      1 hr 5

Appears in
Lands of the Curry Leaf

By Peter Kuruvita

Published 2018

  • About

While trekking in the Himalayas, this was our staple meal: tasty, filling and full of carbs to fuel the ascent. The individual words simply translate as ‘lentil’, ‘rice’ and ‘vegetable curry’, but dhal bhat tarkari is a foundation of Nepalese cuisine — a basic combination that takes on innumerable configurations based on season, region and household preferences, and is a great framework for healthy, well-balanced vegetarian meals. Feel free to experiment with the vegetables, lentils, spices