Indian Dahl with Toasted Almonds and Harissa Yoghurt

by | May 23, 2020 | Recipe

Indian Dahl with Toasted Almonds and Harissa Yoghurt

Dahl is a humble dish from India made with lentils or legumes. It is healthy, delicious and  cheap to make. Full of fibre with great dish packs a punch with flavour and has many iterations in recipes. You can service dahl with rice, bread, pita bread or a flatbread. Get creative and play around with it.

Our dahl here is served with toasted flaked almonds and a delicious harissa yoghurt. Absolutely delicious!



  • 300g red lentils
  • 400g coconut milk
  • 400g tinned tomatoes
  • Spinach leaves
  • Thumb sized piece of ginger
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • 1/2 tsp ground coriander
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 red chilli
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • Chopped coriander
  • Spring onions, chopped

Harissa Yoghurt and Garnish

  • Yoghurt
  • Harissa paste
  • Flaked almonds, toasted


  • Heat some oil in a pan and cook off the spices, red chilli and ginger, making sure they don’t stick or burn. 
  • Add the coconut milk, some water and lentils.
  • Bring to a simmer and dd the tomatoes.
  • Season with salt & pepper. 
  • Allow to simmer for 20-30 minutes or until cooked. 
  • Add the lemon juice and the spinach. Season to taste. 
  • Mix the harrisa paste with the yoghurt. 
  • Serve the dahl topped with spring onion, coriander, almonds and yoghurt on the side.

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