Yellow Split Pea Dhal

Difficulty: Easy

Serves 2

Just like vegan food, healthy food doesn’t have to be boring and I’m learning that every day on my health kick. This one is about 300 calories for a large serving and trust me, it’s filling! You can serve it with rice and/or roti but I just have it solo, it doesn’t need anything else. Plus it’s gluten free, woo!




  • 1 cup yellow split peas
  • 2 1/2 cups water
  • 1 vegetable stock cube
  • 1/2 can diced tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne (omit if you’re a bit of a chilli wimp)
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • Salt
  • Vegan yoghurt and parsley to serve (optional)


  1. In a saucepan, bring the split peas, water and stock cube to the boil. Make sure you’re stirring frequently so it doesn’t stick.
  2. After about 15 minutes add the diced tomato and spices. Continue to simmer and stir.
  3. Meanwhile, in a saucepan, heat the oil before frying off the onion and garlic for about 5 minutes.
  4. Add to the split peas and cook for a further 5 minutes. If you need to add more water do so at this stage and cook until water is absorbed.
  5. Before serving, add the salt to taste before topping with yoghurt and parsley.


  • alli lelievre

    yummo and easy..

    • Chelsey

      Thanks Alli 🙂