Dhal soup with chickpea flour dumplings

Dhal soup with chickpea flour dumplings

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  • 4
  • Easy
  • 20 minutes
  • 35 minutes

Want a warm aromatic lentil soup that warms the soul? Abi's dhal soup will definitely hit the spot. She serves it up with chickpea flour dumplings to make it more special.


  • 2 T olive oil
  • 400 g Woolworths Rosa tomatoes, halved
  • 1 T butter
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 t garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 t green chilli, finely chopped
  • 1 t fresh ginger, finely grated
  • 2 t fresh turmeric, finely grated
  • 1 T Woolworths medium curry powder
  • 1 T garam masala
  • 4 cups vegetable stock
  • 250 g split red lentils
  • 1 coriander, bunch
  • For the dumplings:
  • 150 g chickpea flour
  • 1 t baking powder
  • 1 T cornflour
  • 1 red chilli, seeded and finely chopped
  • 1 green chilli, seeded and finely chopped
  • ½ onion, finely diced
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1/3 cup plain yoghurt
  • 1 t salt

Cooking Instructions

1. Place the oil and tomatoes in a large saucepan and bring to a simmer. Cook for 20–30 minutes, or until the tomatoes are blistered. Remove from the pan and set aside.

2. Add the butter and onion to the same pan and cook over a medium heat until the onions are soft. Add the garlic, chilli, ginger, turmeric and spices and cook for 3 minutes.

3. Add the cooked tomatoes, stock and lentils and bring to the boil. Cook until the lentils are plump and soft.

4. To make the dumplings, mix all the ingredients expect the yoghurt. Make a well and add the yoghurt. Whisk together until well incorporated.

5. Spoon dollops of the mixture into the simmering soup and cook for 5 minutes. Serve immediately garnished with coriander.

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Videography: Kevashan Moodley
Photography: Jan Ras 

Abigail Donnelly Recipe by: Abigail Donnelly
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Nothing excites Woolworths TASTE's Food Director quite as much as the challenge of dreaming up recipes with innovative new foods – or the thrill of creating deliciousness on a plate with the humblest of ingredients. With Abi by your side, you’ll be a cooking expert in no time at all.

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