Red Lentil Dhal with Baked Pakoras

A vegan meal-in-one, this vegetable Pakora and Red Lentil Dhal will keep you full for hours while also nourishing your body with plants! The perfect comforting meal for a weeknight dinner or easy lunch.


  • 1 packet Satvik Red Lentil Dhal
  • 3 large potatoes
  • 1 head of broccoli
  • 2 tomatoes, diced
  • 1 cup Besan (chickpea) flour
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp curry powder
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • Salt & Pepper
  • 3/4 cup water
  • Poppadoms
  • 1/4 cup oil


  1. Cook Satvik Red Lentil Dhal as per packet instructions
  2. Meanwhile, preheat your oven 200 degrees
  3. Peel potatoes and cut thick 2cm slices
    Wash and separate your head of broccoli into chunky florets
    Fill a medium sized pot with cold salted water. Place your potatoes into the cold water and place over a  high heat. Once the pot has come to a complete boil, add broccoli and immediately cover and turn off heat (this method should allow perfect al dente vegetables without over cooking)
  4. To make your batter, whisk together your flour, spices, garlic and water. whisk by hand our electric for 2 minutes to aerate, this will make your batter crisp up during cooking
  5. Drain your vegetables well and lay on a clean dry tea towel to absorb moisture. 
    Line a bake tray with non-stick baking paper. Drizzle with oil. Dip your vegetables into your pakora batter and place onto your bake tray. Drizzle with a generous amount of oil and place into a hot oven. Bake until golden and crispy. You can turn your vegetables and bake another 5 minutes for extra crisp

Serve hot with Dhal and Poppadoms  


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