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Dal for Babies

Coconut Dal


  • unsalted butter
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ tsp turmeric
  • ½ tsp ground cumin
  • ½ tsp garam masala
  • 225g red lentils
  • 2 tomatoes, chopped
  • 750ml water
  • 1½ tsp low-salt stock granules
  • juice of ½ lemon
  • fresh coriander (optional)
  • black pepper


  1. Rinse the lentils in plenty of cold water and drain in a sieve.
  2. Heat a knob of unsalted butter in a large saucepan. You can add a little oil to stop the butter burning. Add the onion and fry gently for about 10 minutes or until the onion is softened. Add the garlic and spices. Reduce the heat and fry for another minute.
  3. Add the drained lentils and stir to combine. Add the water, tomatoes and stock granules. Bring to a boil and reduce the heat. Simmer gently for around 25 minutes, stirring frequently.
  4. Add a little chopped fresh coriander and black pepper to taste.
  5. Allow to cool, then split into portions and freeze.