Black Dahl

Preparation info
  • Serves


    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      2 hr 30

Appears in
Mowgli Street Food

By Nisha Katona

Published 2018

  • About

This is the staple dahl for many Indians – wonderfully filling and fabulously vegan. With big hitting flavours, this is one of those dishes that makes veganism easy.


  • 250 g/9 oz urid dahl
  • 400 g/14


  1. In a medium-size saucepan add the urid dahl, chopped tomatoes and turmeric, then cover with 1.5 litres/52 fl oz/6½ cups cold water and stir together. Bring up to the boil, then reduce the heat to low, cover and simmer for 1½–1¾ hours or until the lentils are tender and cooked th