Red Lentil and Split Peas Dahl

Red Lentil and Split Peas Dahl

This tasty Indian classic is full of protein and makes a really tasty and healthy meal!

  • 2 cups Red lentils
  • 1 cup Yellow split peas
  • 6 cups Water
  • 1 Tin Chopped Tomatoes
  • 1 large Onion, diced
  • 4 Garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tbsp. fresh Ginger, grated
  • 1 tbsp. Turmeric
  • 3 Green Cardamom pods
  • 1 Bay leaf
  • 2 tsp. each: Cumin seeds, Mustard seeds, Onion seeds, Fenugreek seeds
  • 1 tsp. Fennel seeds
  • 1 tsp. Salt and Pepper

For serving:

  • Rice


  1. Firstly select the sear function on your Russell Hobbs slow cooker and place all of the seeds into the bowl and heat for a few minutes
  2. When they begin to smell fragrant, add the lentils and split peas and add the 6 cups water
  3. Add the tomatoes, onion, garlic, ginger, turmeric, cardamom pods, bay leaf, salt and black pepper- stir well to combine all ingredients
  4. Place lid on slow cooker and cook on high for 4-5 hours or low for 8-10 hours
  5. Remove lid after cooking time and stir
  6. Taste and if lentils are not soft, cook for another 30-60 minutes, if needed. Add more salt and pepper, if needed

To serve - Ladle the dahl over brown rice and top with a squeeze of fresh lemon and some chopped coriander. A really tasty and healthy meal! This can be reheated for lunch on another day. You can freeze this too for another time. 

Top Tip: if your Slow Cooker doesn’t have a sear function just heat the seeds in a pan – it’s really important that you release the flavours from the seeds so don’t miss this part out!