Vegan: Dhal and brown rice with a ginger honey garlic sauce

Posted by on March 31, 2012 at 10:00 pm.

Vegan dhal brown rice

I love Indian food, over the years I’ve created numerous vegan and non-vegan dishes.  When prepared for others, I don’t have any complaints. Earlier today I prepared this wonderful dhal. The brown rice and the honey garlic and ginger sauce that was made yesterday, was added to the dish. It was simple, delicious, and nutritious.

Dried lentils

Dhal is a thick soup usually prepared from lentils. However,  I’ve also seen it made from peas or other dried beans. I make mine with lentils. Dhal makes a delicious base for the numerous types of dhal that I prepare. Dhal is commonly served with flatbread and over rice.

Today, I didn’t make any chapati (Indian flat bread which is quite simple to make) but I did add a twist (to the way I normally prepare this dish) I added a sauce. I have leftover dhal and rice, so perhaps I’ll make some chapati tomorrow?

With my old site, VeganMomma, dhal was one of the most popular dishes I’d make. Those posts received a lot of hits! It also brought about some interesting discussions from the various food bloggers that would stop by and comment about the types of dhal they prepared ( a few were from India) or eaten at restaurants. On that site, when it came to food I only wrote about vegan food. However the majority of my commentators were non-vegan.

I place Dhal in the ‘comfort food‘ category, simple, flavorful, and oh so satisfying.


  • suituapui says:

    We get dhal here with the Indian breads such as roti canai or roti phrata (many locals make this here) and the best ones would be the thick ones with a lot of the beans. Some are so diluted – those are not nice at all. I’ve tried some Indian vegetarian dishes and I love them – in fact, I love Indian food…a lot!
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    Opal Reply:

    @suituapui, Agree, the thick ones are great. I’ve seen prepared dhals sold in stores, but they didn’t look that great since they were diluted. I learned how to cook the traditional way in my early twenties, a few of my friends are from India and their mothers gave me several cooking lessons (once they discovered how much I enjoyed cooking). I pestered them with many questions! After that I received an invitation to join them in the kitchen, naturally I was thrilled and accepted the offer.
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  • Jennifer says:

    Girl! You know I LOVE Dhal! 🙂
    This looks FAB 🙂
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