One Pot Yellow Split Pea Dal

One Pot Yellow Split Pea Dal

Dal is always a winner and this one pot yellow split pea dal sure is too. It is super easy to cook and very filling.

One Pot Yellow Split Pea Dal

A super easy and yummy indian dal with yellow split peas, parsley and peas for a twist to the classic red lentil dal. Goes well with a yoghurt dressing and papadums.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time1 hour
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 2 people
Author: Luna Linnemann


  • 200 g yellow split peas (~2.25 dl)
  • 7.5 dl water *
  • 2 medium onions
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1 chili (depends on strength)
  • 2 tsp garam masala
  • 2 tsp cumin seeds / ground cumin
  • 50 g fresh ginger *
  • 2 tsp turmeric powder *
  • 1 tsp fenugreek powder (optional)
  • 1 tsp mustard powder (optional)
  • 1-2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp pepper
  • 2 dl fresh parsley
  • 1 dl frozen peas

Serving suggestion (optional)

  • Serve with a raita dressing and some papadums.


  • Rinse the yellow split peas and add them to a large pot with the water.
  • Chop the onions, garlic cloves and chili and add to the pot.
  • Grate the ginger and add it to the pot with the rest of the ingredients (except the parsley and frozen peas). Bring to a boil and let it simmer for about 40 min – 1 hour. (Depends on the texture you desire for the split peas) Make sure to stir a bit towards the end to keep it from sticking/burning to the bottom of the pot.
  • 5 minutes before its done, add the chopped fresh parsley and frozen peas.
  • Enjoy with a yoghurt dressing and some papadums or rice.


* You can use 5 dl water instead of 7.5 for less soup-like texture.
* Use organic fresh ginger and turmeric to avoid peeling before grating.
* If you only have ginger powder use 1 tsp. 
* If you have fresh turmeric use about 25 g.

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