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Carrot Dahl Recipe

Carrot Dahl Recipe

Carrot Dahl. A fresh vegetarian recipe, made with pantry staples and freshened with home grown carrots. Cooked slowly until smooth and creamy.
Course Main, Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine vegetarian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 40 minutes
Servings 4
Author Kyrstie Barcak - A Fresh Legacy


  • 1 cup Chana Daal - rinsed
  • 7 cups of water
  • handful fresh thyme leaves
  • 2 fresh bay leaves (or dried if you do not have access to fresh ones)
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 small piece of ginger - grated
  • 1 shallot - finely sliced
  • 2 carrots grated ( 1 and 3/4 cup)
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/3 cup white wine
  • pinch salt
  • Greek Yogurt to serve


  1. Add the rinsed Daal to the water with thyme and bay leaves and bring the pot to boil
  2. Use a scoop to remove any scum that surfaces
  3. Reduce to a low simmer
  4. To a pan add the coconut oil, garlic, ginger and shallots and heat until softened. Remove from the heat and set aside
  5. When 3/4 of the water has been absorbed and the daal has started to break down, add the carrot, paprika and wine and stir
  6. Continue to simmer until the water is almost entirely absorbed, stirring frequently
  7. Add the garlic, ginger and shallots and a generous pinch of salt and stir through
  8. Serve with a dollop of yogurt and a sprinkle of paprika if desired.

Recipe Notes

Cook time may be +5-10 min depending on the simmer level. The resulting texture of the daal should be broken down