Chickpea Dhal

Serves: 4 as a side dish
Preparation Time: 5 minutes

Cooking Time: 20 minutes


410g can lentils, drained
300g can sliced mushrooms, drained
410g can chickpeas, drained
25g butter
1 onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, crushed
½ tsp ground turmeric
1 tsp cumin seeds
1 Tbsp coriander, chopped

Chickpea Dhal

In a large saucepan melt the butter, then add the onion and garlic and fry for five minutes until soft.

Add the turmeric and cumin seeds, and fry for a further minute.

Next add the lentils and fry for five minutes, stirring occasionally.

With a potato masher, crush the lentils until you have a creamy paste.

Add the mushrooms and chickpeas, then allow the dhal to cook for a further five minutes.

Serve garnished with fresh coriander.

Hints and Tips

Canned lentils and mushrooms are great store-cupboard essentials that can be used to bulk up meals such as curries, casseroles and pasta dishes.