Split Pea Soup (Dhall)

It is healthy comfort food and a great source of protein.  It is a dish made with split peas and cooked with onions, tomatoes, spices, etc.  

Our dish was prepared with our Homestyle Yellow Split Peas and our Pride of India Spices:

Black Mustard Seeds

Fennel (Soomph) Seeds

Cumin (Jeera) Seeds

Fenugreek (Methie) Seeds

Dried Chillies

Crushed Chilli

Tumeric Powder


Ideal for a plant-based, meat-free or vegan diet.

Serves 3-4.






3 tbsp oil/ghee

1 onion, finely sliced

1 tomato, grated/blended

½ tsp Pride of India Black Mustard Seeds

½ tsp Pride of India Fennel (Soomph) Seeds

½ tsp Pride of India Cumin (Jeera) Seeds

½ tsp Pride of India Fenugreek (Methie) Seeds

2 Pride of India Dried Chillies

1 tsp Pride of India Tumeric Powder 

1 cup Homestyle Yellow Split Peas, boiled

5 cloves garlic, finely chopped/grated

1 sprig curry leaves

Pride of India Crushed Chilli, for garnishing

fresh coriander, for garnishing





Soak Homestyle Yellow Split Peas overnight or for a few hours.  Add water to cover and boil until soft and smooth.


Heat oil/ghee in a pot. Fry onion, Pride of India Black Mustard Seeds, Fennel (Soomph) Seeds, Dried Chillies, Cumin (Jeera) Seeds, Fenugreek (Methie) Seeds and curry leaves. Sauté until onions are translucent.


Add Pride of India Tumeric Powder and fry for approximately 30 seconds.  Add a little water, if necessary.


Add tomato and garlic and cook on low heat for 5 minutes.


Add the boiled Homestyle Yellow Split Peas, water to cover and bring to a boil.  Season with salt.


Simmer for 20-30 minutes or until you have achieved your desired consistency. 


Garnish with Pride of India Crushed Chilli and fresh coriander.


Serve with rice or your choice of flatbread (roti, paratha, naan or puri).



Substitute our Homestyle Yellow Split Peas with our Homestyle Pink Split Peas or Green Split Peas.

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