Red Lentil and Split Pea Dahl

Red Lentil and Split Pea Dahl

21 October 2021
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Recipe Name
Red Lentil and Split Pea Dahl
Difficulty
Easy
Total Time
5-6 Hours
Introduction
This tasty Indian classic is full of protein and makes a really tasty and healthy meal!

Ingredients
  • 2 cups Red Lentils
  • 1 cupYellow Split Peas
  • 6 cupsWater
  • 400g tinChopped Tomatoes
  • 1 large Onion, diced
  • 4 Garlic Cloves, minced
  • 2 tbspFresh Ginger, grated
  • 1 tbspTurmeric
  • 3 Green Cardamom Pods
  • 1Bay Leaf
  • 2 tspCumin Seeds
  • 2 tspMustard Seeds
  • 2 tspOnion Seeds
  • 2 tspFenugreek Seeds
  • 1 tspFennel Seeds
  • 1 tspSalt and Pepper
  • 70g (dry, per person)Cooked Rice
Method
  • Step 1Firstly 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
  • Step 2When they begin to smell fragrant, add the lentils and split peas and add the 6 cups water
  • Step 3Add the tomatoes, onion, garlic, ginger, turmeric, cardamom pods, bay leaf, salt and black pepper- stir well to combine all ingredients
  • Step 4Place lid on slow cooker and cook on high for 4-5 hours or low for 8-10 hours Remove lid after cooking time and stir
  • Step 5Taste and if lentils are not soft, cook for another 30-60 minutes, if needed. Add more salt and pepper, if needed
  • Step 6To 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.
  • Step 7Top 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!
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Russell Hobbs

Russell Hobbs was founded in the UK in 1952 by Bill Russell and Peter Hobbs, whose combined design and engineering flair allowed them to launch a company that remains a leading brand to this day. Over the years, Russell Hobbs has built up a legacy of design and innovation that placed the brand at the heart of the consumer’s home. The first automatic switch off kettle, the first automatic coffee maker and even the first plastic kettle were all Russell Hobbs innovations.