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Vegan Turmeric Dhal

Updated: Jul 14, 2021

This delicious heartwarming Vegan Turmeric Dahl is just to die for on those cooler days. As well as being super tasty it's full of iron and fibre and a good source of protein. Especially if you are vegetarian or vegan.

For this recipe, I used DoTerra Turmeric essential oil but if you don't have it ground turmeric powder is totally fine.


Prep Time:0

Cook Time:10 minutes


  • 2 tablespoon olive oil

  • 2 cups red lentils, cooked in 6 cups water

  • 1 cup water

  • 1 cup onion, diced

  • 1-inch ginger, minced

  • 4 cloves garlic, minced

  • 2 teaspoons turmeric

  • 1 drop of turmeric oil

  • 1 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander

  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin

  • 1 teaspoon chilli powder

  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 1 teaspoon Himalayan salt

  • 1 courgette or handful of spinach (optional)


  1. Cook lentils in a medium pot with water until they are soft (about 15 minutes).

  2. In a separate pot, heat olive oil and cook ginger, garlic and onion until onion is semi-translucent.

  3. Add turmeric powder, coriander, cumin, chilli powder, black pepper add 1 cup of water and salt and bring to a boil.

  4. Lower the heat to a simmer and add in cooked lentils and any extra veggies you want.

  5. Let simmer for another 5 minutes to let spices soak into lentils and then serve over rice.

  6. If using Turmeric essential oil add1drop to a tablespoon of olive oil and mix through the dish before serving. Enjoy!

Health benefits of Turmeric Essential oil (Curcuma Longa L )

Turmeric essential oil has two unique chemical components, Turmerone and ar-Turmerone.
Most commonly known for its emotional benefits, promoting feelings of positivity.
As well, Turmeric can help to promote clear, smooth, and radiant-looking skin.


Let me know if you try and like this recipe. It's a great universal recipe I use regularly for all the family. Enjoy!

Oil Safety

For all my cooking recipes I only recommend using Do-Terra oils as it is tested and approved for internal use. If you don’t have the oil you can always use simple turmeric powder or if you can find it fresh turmeric root.

Possible skin sensitivity. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas.

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