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Red Lentil Curry with vegetable (Sabji Dal)

Red Lentil Curry with vegetable (Sabji Dal)

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Cuisine India
Servings 2
Calories 90 kcal


  • 150g red lentils
  • 1/2 onion finely chopped
  • 2 small tomatoes chopped
  • 300g mixed vegetables cut into small cubes
  • 1 tablespoon ginger-garlic paste
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 500ml water approx.
  • Salt to taste


  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 2 dry red chilli
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon red chilli powder


  • Rinse the lentils under running water, drain and set them aside in the strainer.
  • Cut the vegetables into small cubes.
  • Put a little bit of oil in a pan on medium-high heat. When it is hot, add the cauliflower with a pinch of turmeric and salt. Sauté them until golden and soft. Remove and set aside.
  • In the same pan add more oil. When the oil is hot enough add dry red chilli and cumin seeds.
  • When they start to sizzle, add chopped onion. Fry the onion until it becomes transparent. Add ginger-garlic paste.
  • Fry for a few seconds and add turmeric, red chilli powder and tomatoes. Saute for one minute. Then add chopped vegetables, fried cauliflowers, and red lentils.
  • Mix and saute everything for a few seconds. Add water and adjust the salt.
  • Let it cook on medium-low heat until the vegetables are tender, and the lentils get a creamy texture.
  • Serve with Chapati or Basmati rice.