split red lentils curry

Split Red Lentils Curry

split red lentils curry

Lovely lentil dish packed with goodness

Recipe By: Fatimah Vadia
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  • PREP TIME: 10
  • COOK TIME: 20
  • TOTAL TIME: 30
  • SERVINGS: 3-4
  • CALORIES: 318


  • 1 finely chopped onion 2 tbsp. ghee / oil
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 50g Magic Masala
  • 1 large chopped tomato
  • 250g washed & soaked Split red lentils
  • Fresh coriander


  1. Add washed lentils to a pan and cover with water, 1 inch above the lentils with 1/2 teaspoon of salt. Cook until soft and mushy. Scoop out foamy layer whilst cooking (10-15 mins)
  2. Whilst lentils are cooking, Add Ghee or oil to pan. Add cumin seeds and allow to sizzle (2 mins)
  3. Saute finely chopped onion in oil until softened and golden (5-7 mins)
  4. Add 50g of MM and 50ml of water to loosen the MM Cook until water evaporates, and oil is visible around the edges (3-4 mins)
  5. Add chopped tomatoes and simmer until thickens, colour darkens, and the moisture evaporates (5-7 mins)
  6. Add cooked masala to the pot of cooked lentils. Stir and add water to desired constancy. Simmer (2-3 mins)
  7.  Add chopped coriander and serve with a squeeze of fresh lemon

Chef's Tips

Serve with naan, chapati or rice