Lentil dal recipe, cheap and super delicious Indian red lentil soup!

Great vegetarian Indian lentil dal recipe for a homemade feast. Pulses are one of the best ingredients for a healthy diet. Low GI, full of fibre and protein, for those who want to limit their meat-intake but still need a protein rich diet. Super easy recipe full of flavours with only very few ingredients🤩

Making an Indian dal requires only a few ingredients and is so easy to make, a child could do it! Spices are the ingredients that make this dish out of this world!!

You coud cook it either in the crockpot or allow one hour for it to cook. This is a versatile dish with only a few carbohydrates. The best is lentils have a low glycemic index so it will keep your blood sugar stable. A big plus.

If you want to try another dal recipe, check this Indian dal with yummy vegetables


  • 300g dry red lentils
  • 150g white onion
  • 1 can of coconut milk
  • 750g chicken stock
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 20g coriander
  • 1 tablespoon of coconut oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon of each garam masala, ginger, curry and curcuma
  • 1 teaspoon of cumin


  • Wash the lentils three times and set aside
  • Mince a white onions thinly and set aside
  • In a big saucepan, heat some coconut oil
  • Add the white onion
  • Cook until translucent
  • Add the lentils
  • Pour the chicken stock and the coconut milk
  • Add the minced garlic
  • Add the spices
  • Mix the dal
  • Let it cook for one hour on medium heat.
  • Don’t forget to mix from time to time!
  • Enjoy

Diabetes & Carb content:


This red lentil Indian dahl is for 6-8 people

– 150g onions equals to 5g carbs As a general rule, 300g of vegetables equals to 10g carbs

– 300g of dry red lentils equals to 150g carbs 20g of dry lentils equals to 10g carbs

– 1 can of coconut milk equals to 8g carbs Please be aware that it contains 4UGP (fat protein index). Worth noting that if you serve this soup for 4 people, each person’s lentil stew will contain 1UGP. 1UGP will increase your blood sugar 3 hours after ingesting , as if you ate 10g carbs.

– 750g chicken stock equals to 1,5g carbs

👉 The total amount of carbs for the red Lentil dahl is 164g carbs

Weigh the food only once it has been cooked. For me, it weighs 1,550g. 1,550/164

👉 Each 94g of Indian red Lentil dahl equals to 10g carbs

Please have a look at these various Indian recipes, they are all delicious and easy to make


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