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Egg and Lentil Dahl

Courtesy of Australian Eggs

Egg and Lentil Dahl

This Egg and Lentil Dahl recipe courtesy of Australian Eggs is the perfect meal for the transition into Spring. Not only is it simple to prepare but it's healthy and delicious too.

Egg and Lentil Dahl

Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 20 mins
Serves: 4


  • 1 ¼ cups (250g) dried red split lentils, rinsed, drained
  • 1 red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp finely grated fresh ginger
  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 3 tsp mild curry powder
  • 1 fresh long green chilli (optional)
  • 3 cups vegetable stock
  • 200g green beans, cut diagonally into thirds
  • 6 eggs
  • 2 tbsp lime juice,
  • ⅓ cup (80ml) light coconut cream
  • 80g kale and baby spinach salad mix
  • ½ cup chopped fresh coriander
  • Lime wedges and flat breads, to serve

Egg and Lentil Dahl Method:

  1. Place lentils, onion, ginger, garlic, curry powder, chilli, and stock in a large saucepan. Bring to the boil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium. Simmer, covered, for 12-15 minutes or until lentils are tender, adding beans for the last 2 minutes of cooking time. 
  2. Meanwhile, bring a small saucepan of water to the boil. Add eggs and simmer for 6 minutes for soft-boiled eggs. Drain and stand in cold water. Peel and halve.
  3. Remove and discard chilli. Stir in lime juice, coconut cream, kale, and spinach mix and half the coriander. Top dahl with remaining coriander and eggs. Serve with lime wedges and warmed chapati or naan bread.
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