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Hello Dahlly Lentil Dahl. Scrumptious and filling. #lentildahl #dahl #recipeideashop

Hello Dahl-ly Lentil Dahl

Lentil Dahl takes just 10 minutes active, and 6 hours in the slow cooker. It's fabulous, filling and full of good nutrients.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Lentil Dahl, dahl, lentils
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 10 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 292 kcal
Author Recipe Idea Shop/Lois Carter Crawford based on Robin Robertson's recipe


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large yellow onion cut into pieces
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 teaspoon peeled and minced fresh ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1 1/2 cups dried brown lentils picked over and rinsed
  • 1 15.5- ounce can black beans drained and rinsed (original recipe calls for kidney beans)
  • 3 cups water
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper


  1. Pour the oil in a frying pan.
  2. Heat to medium hot.
  3. Cook the onion, garlic, ginger and the spices until the onion is transparent.
  4. Dump all of this into a 4-quart slow cooker that has been oiled or sprayed with cooking spray. Turn the temperature to low.

  5. Add the lentils, beans and water and cook for 6-8 hours, stirring occasionally.
  6. Season with salt and pepper as desired.
  7. Serve alone or with rice.


Recipe Notes

Based on Robin Robertson's recipe in Fresh from the Vegetarian Slow Cooker: https://www.robinrobertson.com