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Yellow Split Pea Dal

main meals recipes Mar 17, 2021

Raise your hand if you love dal as much as we do! Dals are a thick puree or soup made from lentils...or in this new recipe on the blog: yellow split peas.


We’ve stirred in some kale at the end for extra plant power, making it one of our favorite comfort foods for cold, blustery days or any other time you want some warm food to feed the soul.

Yellow Split Pea Dal with Kale

Prep time: 10 minutes | Cook time: 50 minutes 

Makes 3 cups



1 Tbsp olive oil

1 yellow onion, chopped

4 garlic cloves, minced

1 tsp cumin

1 tsp cardamom

1 tsp paprika

1 tsp turmeric

1 tsp sea salt

freshly ground black pepper, to taste

1 ½ cups yellow split peas

4 1/2 cups vegetable broth

1 head lacinato kale, stems removed and chopped


  1. In a large saucepan, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic and cook until translucent, about 5 minutes.
  2. Stir in the spices. Add in the split peas and vegetable broth. Bring to a boil. Cover and cook for 35 minutes.
  3. Turn off the heat and stir in the kale until just wilted. (If not serving right away, reheat the dal and stir in the kale right before serving.) Serve with naan bread and / or basmati rice.


Spoiler Alert: Yellow Split Pea Dal will stay fresh in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for a week.

Batch it up! Yellow Split Pea Dal can be stored in the freezer in an air-tight container in the freezer for up to 3 months.


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