Courgette Chana Dahl

Recipe: Courgette Chana Dahl

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Difficulty: Easy

Ready In: 30 Minutes

Serves: 4


  • 250g dahl
  • 20 ml olive oil
  • 1 red chilli, deseeded and chopped
  • 1 green chilli, deseeded and chopped
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 2 cloves
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 tsp finely chopped fresh ginger
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 4 courgettes, diced or 1 Indian marrow chopped
  • Fresh coriander, for garnish
  • Finely chopped red capsicum, for garnish


  1. Soak dahl in 200 ml warm water for 3-4 hours.
  2. Heat 500 ml of water, add dahl and boil until just tender.
  3. In a saucepan add the oil, chillies, cumin, cloves, cinnamon, garlic, ginger and lemon juice.
  4. Cook for 3-4 minutes, add dahl, then cook for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  5. Add warm water as necessary to stop the dahl sticking.
  6. Add diced courgette and cook until dahl and courgettes are cooked. Add more water if required.
  7. Remove cloves and cinnamon sticks.
  8. Serve garnished with coriander and capsicum.

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Nutrition Information Panel

Per Serving [4 Serves]
Total fat5.5g
– saturated fat0.5g
– sugars2.2g
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