Vegan Red Lentil & Chickpea Dal

Here’s how to make it…


  • 400g chickpeas
  • 250g dried red lentils
  • 400ml coconut milk
  • 200ml vegetable stock
  • 1 brown onion
  • A thumb of ginger
  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 2 tbsp garam masala
  • 1 tbsp black mustard seeds
  • 1 tbsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp dried fenugreek
  • A pinch of sea salt & black pepper


  • Begin by preparing the onion. Peel and finely chop the onion
  • Add the onion to a large pan along with the coconut oil and mustard seeds
  • Saute on a low heat for around 5 minutes
  • Finely chop or grate the garlic and ginger. Add the garlic and ginger to the pan along with the spices and fenugreek
  • Stir to combine then saute for a further 5 minutes
  • Add the chickpeas, red lentils, coconut milk and vegetable stock to the pan. Stir to combine then simmer on a medium heat until the lentils are soft and most of the liquid has been absorbed
  • Season to taste then serve

This recipe serves 4.

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