Slow cooker dal

Slow cooker dal

Tasty and filling, dal makes a cheap, healthy and satisfying meal.

Try freezing it in portion-sized containers - it will keep for up to 2 months. Each serving provides 356kcal, 19g protein, 46g carbohydrate (of which 6g sugars), 9g fat (of which 1g saturates), 8g fibre and 1g salt.


  • 300g/10½oz yellow split peas
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 200g/7oz chopped tomatoes (from a tin or fresh)
  • thumb of fresh root ginger, finely grated
  • 2 tsp cumin seeds, 1 tsp crushed finely in a mortar
  • 2 tsp ground turmeric
  • 2 garlic cloves, one crushed, one thinly sliced
  • 10 freeze-dried curry leaves
  • 700ml/1¼ pts hot vegetable stock
  • 1 hot green finger chilli, thinly sliced
  • 2 tbsp vegetable or sunflower oil
  • lemon wedges, to serve