Daal (Lentil) Coconut Milk Curry

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A little reminder for the day…ย Nothing needs to accompany this already heavy wordings, I think so… ๐Ÿ™‚ I have learned it the hard way and Alhamdulillah, I don’t compel myself now to understand why certain things happen, because Allah has no need to explain to us what is happening in our life at the moment. He loves us more when we wait patiently for things to unfold by itself and come up with an answer, InShaAllah… ๐Ÿ™‚




Daal or lentils would have featured every other day in my house if the folks were fond of it. ๐Ÿ™ I love lentils, whole or split, in any form – curries, soups or salads! They are filling and can be tricky to make them appetizing but somehow I am finding ways to make it appetising. Love daals? Thenย check out this link for various options! This is one variation of daal curry that I really love. Already, I have conveyed many times how much I love anything with coconut and its derivatives, so this curry gets a soft corner from me. A simple preparation that can be done in a jiffy and relished wholeheartedly… I would suggest to try this with neychoru and the Mangalore Chicken Sukka, and it is a meal to kill!


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5 from 1 vote

Daal (Lentil) Coconut Milk Curry

Course Curry
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Author Rafeeda


  • 1/2 cup masoor dal
  • 2 cup water
  • 2 green chillies slit
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 200 ml thin coconut milk
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 3/4 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 sprig curry leaves
  • 6 shallots sliced
  • 1/4 tsp Kashmiri chilli powder


  • Combine ingredients from dal to salt in a pressure cooker and cook on high for one whistle. Switch off and allow the pressure to go.
  • Open the lid and pour in the coconut milk. Give a good stir and keep on low flame to simmer.
  • Meanwhile, heat oil in a kadai. Splutter mustard seeds, fry the cumin seeds.
  • Add in the curry leaves and allow to sizzle. Add in the shallots and saute till it wilts.
  • Add in the chilli powder and cook for another two minutes.
  • Switch off and put into the simmering daal mixture. Mix well and allow to simmer for another five minutes.
  • Serve warm... taste amazing with neychoru!

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  1. 5 stars
    Hello Rafeeda,

    May peace always be your friend. Just what I was trying the recipe screams Kerela, coconut milk,coconut oil curry leaves. I could slurp the entire bowl with hot rice or just like it. I had a bad habit of eating from the pot my lentils because I thought they tasted more delicious.

    Best Regards,

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Roy… just what I love to do – lick from the pot!

  2. Ohhh myyy.. me too rafee… love daal in any form.. the more simpler the preparation, the more crazier I go.. this looks sooper easy n comforting. I wud definitely love to try ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Chitz… it’s been so long, welcome back! ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. love is our comfort food…Any day any variety :)… in this one you have addedsome exotic flavours

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Amrita… ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. That’s a quick and delicious dal rafeeda. Coconut milk and dal looks interesting.I am inviting you to participate in the giveaway happening in the blog. Hope to see you there. Thanks

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Sathya… Let me come down and check your giveaway, don’t remember seeing it…

  5. Dal is such a comfort food…I can just eat or drink it…he he…I am loving the addition of coconut milk in this recipe

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Anupa…

  6. I would lick the bowl clean! YUM!

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Angie…

  7. Hi Raf,

    Nice curry! Love it totally with a bowl of plain rice and roti ๐Ÿ˜€


    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Zoe… ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Even in our home dal is on our daily menu.
    Ture to emotions and Allah has his way of unfolding his blessings on us …..

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Hiba…

  9. Dal with coconut nice , perfect side dish for plain rice

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Jaleelakka…

  10. I cannot imagine a day without a stock of lentils and legumes in my kitchen. So true, some way or the other it finds a way to the dining table! ๐Ÿ™‚ My MIL makes something similar but she adds the shredded coconut too.. Masoor dal is those pink/orange ones right?

    About the letting go part… I think I always go through the driving me crazy part and then realize to let go. It is a package, I don’t get one without the other. ๐Ÿ˜€

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Yes, masoor daal is the orange ones, probably the only daal that umma would cook! ๐Ÿ˜€ Thank you so much Fami… ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. Simply superb dal recipe

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks a lot Beena…

  12. Comfort dish, simple and yummy

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks a lot Suja…

  13. Oh love anything coconut so the daal looks amazing. Go lentils they are great (hide them so they do not know)

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Evelyne…

  14. Dal is such a comfort food. A simple dal and rice is enough to make a great meal. The addition of coconut milk sounds delicious.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Sona…

  15. Dal with coconut milk! I am sure it tastes awesome the coconut milk complements and lift the flavours of the curry so well.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Eliza…

  16. Daal is also an important staple speacially this kind but have never used coconut milk in daal ,in sha Allah will give this scrumptious daal a try!!

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      InShaAllah… thank you so much Madiha…

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