Recipe: Yellow Split Pea Dhal

Yellow Split Pea Dhal
Yellow Split Pea Dhal

This warming soup is rich in fibre, protein and vitamins, will keep you warm and nourished during the cold winter months.


  • 2 Tbs. Coconut oil
  • 1 small yellow onion, finely chopped (1 cup)
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced (2 Tbs.)
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped carrots
  • 1 tsp. cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp. turmeric powder
  • 2 tsp. red pepper flakes, plus more for garnish
  • 1 1/2 cups dried yellow split peas
  • 1 lemon, juiced (2 Tbs.)
  • 1/2 cup cilantro leaves, for garnish, optional
1. Set rice cooker or soup maker setting to ‘saute’ (or similar), and preheat 2 to 3 minutes.  Add coconut oil, onion, garlic and carrots and saute 5 to 6 minutes or until vegetables are softened.  Add cumin, turmeric, and red pepper flakes; cook 1 minute more.2. Adjust rice cooker or soup maker setting to ‘slow cook’ (or similar). Pour in 4 cups water, stir in split peas, and season with salt and pepper, if desired.  Cover and cook 3 to 4 hours, or until peas are soft.  Thin dal with water, if desired. Serve drizzled with lemon juice and garnish with cilantro (if using).
© Christina Curry, 2016. All rights reserved.

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