Indian Dal Ground Spice Recipes

Curried Lentil Tortilla spirallight

Shopping list at a glance: onion, carrots, garlic, chili, tomato paste, French lentils, vegetable bouillon, tortilla, sour cream, cilantro

From your pantry at a glance: olive oil


2 tbsp olive oil
1 medium onion, diced
2 carrots, diced
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 green chili, chopped small (optional)
1 Indian Dal Ground Spices Bag
1 tbsp tomato paste
1 1/2 cups Puy / French green lentils, rinsed
1 cube vegetable bouillon dissolved in 3 1/2 cups water
sour cream


Step 1 Heat the olive oil in a skillet. Add the onion, carrot, garlic, chili and fry gently for 3 minutes.

Step 2 Sprinkle the contents of the Indian Dal Ground Spices Bag into the onion mixture and stir well

Step 3 Stir the tomato paste, lentils and bouillon water mixture into the onion and spice mixture to combine.

Step 4 Cover and cook on low for 5 hours.

Spicy Lentil Tortilla with Sour Cream & Cilantro

Make it a meal

Serve the lentils wrapped in a warm tortilla topped with sour cream and cilantro.






Spiced Cauliflower Soup spirallight

Shopping list at a glance: garlic, onion, cauliflower, chicken broth, coconut milk

From your pantry at a glance: olive oil


2 tbsp olive oil
4 cloves garlic, crushed
1 cup / 1 large white onion, diced
whole cauliflower, chopped roughly
4 cups chicken broth, low sodium
salt and pepper
1 can coconut milk, half fat
1 Indian Dal Ground Spices Bag


Step 1 Heat the olive oil on a medium heat in a heavy bottomed saucepan. Saute the garlic and onions gently without browning, approximately 3 minutes. Put the mixture into the bottom of your slow cooker.

Step 2 Add the chopped cauliflower pieces to the onions and garlic in your slow cooker.  Empty the contents of the  Indian Dal Ground Spices Bag into the mixture.

Stir in the chicken broth, salt and pepper.

Cook on low for 5-6 hours. Stir the coconut milk in 30 minutes from end.

Once cooked, blend and serve. For added decadence, stir in a little truffle oil at the end.

Spiced Coconut Cauliflower Soup


4 thoughts on “Indian Dal Ground Spice Recipes

  1. We purchased the Indian Dal spices at the Lake Forest Farmers Market. I loved how they had samples of the recipe to try and the spices smelled very fresh. I followed the recipe exactly for the Curried lentil tortilla in my slow cooker. It came out perfect. We really appreciate creative vegetarian cooking and this one hit the spot! I haven’t had a chance to make the spiced cauliflower soup but its next on the list! Thank you!

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  3. Gave a bag of the Dal spices to my brother who prepared it over white rice. LOVED it. Said it tasted delicious and authentic.

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