Saturday, 14 June 2014

Spicy Coconut Daal In A Hurry: Some Like It Hot

I love a good daal. It's a meal that ticks all the boxes - quick, easy, healthy, satisfying, cheap to make.

Oh and delicious!

Why not have a go at the extra yummy one I made tonight?

Spicy Coconut Daal In A Hurry


  • 1 can chickpeas
  • 4 tbsps red lentils
  • 50ml Cocount milk
  • 1 tsp Turmeric
  • 1tsp Cumin
  • 1tsp chilli
  • 1 onion
  • 6 cherry tomatoes
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1tbsp oil
  • Spring onion to garnish

optional extras: rice, poppadoms, mango chutney



Peel and chop onion and garlic and whizz with tomatoes until they are close to a paste-like consistency. 


Heat oil in frying pan and add the spices (turmeric, chilli and cumin).  Fry briefly before adding paste.


Let mixture fry for a minute before adding 4 tbsps lentils.  Stir them in, then pour in the coconut milk.  Turn the heat down slightly and allow mixture to cook until lentils soften.

Add the chickpeas and cook through.  If required, add some more coconut milk to stop mixture sticking to the pan.


Serve immediately with rice and poppadoms.

A cheap and cheerful meal with just enough spice.  Add some more if you like - I like mine with a kick, so I tend to add a fair bit, but what I love about this is the fact that the coconut milk evens it out for those who aren't so keen.

Yum!  What's your favourite curry?  Do you like it hot?


  1. omg this looks delicious! defo saving this :) xx

  2. Looks delicious! Thanks for linking up to Sweet and Savoury Sunday, stop by and link up again. Have a great day!!


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