Bangladesh Daal

Daal is a staple in South East Asia, perfect for drizzling over rice, being scooped up by naan, or accompanied by fresh sliced cucumbers and red onions.

This delicious stew-like dish not only is delicious, but filled with protein.

Bangladeshi Daal Recipe


Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes

Bangladeshi Daal Recipe


  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 head garlic, minced
  • 2 tbl vegetable oil
  • 3 cups vegetable stock
  • 2 birdseye chilies, chopped
  • 1 cup lentils
  • 2 tomatoes, finely chopped
  • ½ tsp turmeric
  • ½ tsp coriander
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • Salt, to taste


  1. Sauté the onion and garlic in the vegetable oil in a frying pan set to medium-high heat until browned, between 3 to 5 minutes.
  2. Add the vegetable stock to the hot pan, followed by the rest of the ingredients except for the salt.
  3. Bring the mixture to a boil then reduce to medium, simmering the mixture for 15 to 20 minutes.
  4. Turn the heat to medium-high and cook the daal for 5 to 7 minutes until it becomes more of a homogenous mixture and thickens.