This delicious Red Lentil Dahl recipe is ready in just 25 minutes in 1-pot!  It’s one of my all time favourite dishes, and hundreds of readers agree with 5 star ratings! It’s a comforting Indian curry that’s naturally vegan and gluten free.

A plate of red lentil dahl, rice and spinach, with poppadoms on the side and a large pan of red lentil dhal.


I love lentil dahl (or is it dal, dhal, daal?). Plus, you can make it on the stovetop, slow cooker or Instant Pot (scroll down for instructions for all three methods). 

It’s a great midweek meal or alternative homemade Indian curry. Gluten free, vegan and vegetarian. It’s also freezer-friendly. Under 300 calories.
Stovetop, Instant Pot and Slow Cooker methods given.

As soon as my husband mentions wanting a curry, I know exactly what I’ll be having – red lentil dahl. I’ve tweaked and changed this dal recipe over the years and I’ve finally settled on this combination as my absolute favourite. It’s comfort food at it’s finest.