Tasty Red Dal (Red Lentil Potato Stew)

EARTH ANGEL VEGAN’S TASTY DAL is the perfect stew for chilly February.  I like to have something warm and slightly spicy in the winter.  This Dal is easy to make… I do it in the instant pot and this recipe is written for that but all the ingredients can be put in a soup pot or dutch oven and the dal can be cooked on the stove until the potatoes are tender.  I hope you give this recipe a try… it is super tasty and warming.


1 yellow sweet onion chopped

2 clove garlic minced

1 teaspoon fresh grated ginger

1 teaspoon smoked paprika

a dash of cumin

1/2 teaspoon black pepper

1/2 teaspoon turmeric

1 cup red lentils

2 cups cooked chickpeas

1 can stewed tomatoes (15 oz)

1 teaspoon salt

1 tablespoon Siracha

2-3 cups redskin potatoes chopped

3 cups water

1 bag frozen chopped spinach

Put the I pot on saute and start adding ingredients in order.  The veggies get tender while I am washing and chopping the potatoes.  Once all ingredients are in, secure the lid and set to manual high pressure for 10 minutes.  I use natural release when done.  You could add a cup of frozen green peas when you open the lid… they will naturally defrost and add a pop of color and sweetness.

I like to serve this over steamed rice with a squeeze of fresh lemon juice… It is really good over egg-free noodles too… but what isn’t good over noodles? LOL