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Balti dish filled with one pot chickpea and red lentil dahl with 2 naan breads in the background.

One Pot Chickpea and Red Lentil Dahl

One pot chickpea and red lentil dahl is just packed with flavour. A delicious easy healthy and vegan recipe that's great served with rice or naan breads!
Course Dinner
Cuisine Indian, vegan
Keyword one pot lentil dahl, red lentil dahl and chickpea recipe, red lentil dahl recipe
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 323kcal
Author Neil


  • 400 g red split lentils
  • 1.4 litres vegetable stock
  • 1 400 g can chopped tomatoes
  • 1 medium onion finely sliced
  • 20 g fresh ginger finely grated
  • 3 garlic cloves crushed
  • 1 small red chilli finely chopped
  • 1 tsp mild curry powder
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 400 g can chickpeas rinsed and drained


  • Rinse the red lentils under cold water and empty them into a large saucepan or casserole pot.
  • Add the stock and tomatoes. Bring to the boil. Skim off any foam that has risen to the top.
  • Stir in the onion, ginger, garlic, chilli, curry powder, turmeric and salt. Cover with a loose lid and leave to simmer gently for about 40 mins. Check and stir from time to time. Add more water if required until Dahl has thickened.
  • Stir in the drained chickpeas.
  • Serve with basmati rice or naan breads


Calories: 323kcal | Carbohydrates: 56g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 676mg | Potassium: 939mg | Fiber: 25g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 186IU | Vitamin C: 22mg | Calcium: 88mg | Iron: 7mg