I grew up eating dhal every week! lol…It is my favorite food and surely my comfort food. It’s made using primarily split peas and saffron. Each person has his/her own twist to this dish but this is how i make mine…

Hubby is not a fan of dhal so I usually cook a big pot and portion them out and then place them in the freezer so whenever I feel like indulging in some dhal i just take them out and enjoy it with rice and a side (salmon most times).


  • 1 cup split peas
  • 3 cup water
  • 1 chopped pimento
  • 3 cloves grated garlic, sliced
  • 1 clove garlic (cut into small chunks)
  • 1 chadon beni leaf, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp chopped hot pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped onions
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp JGM Products black pepper
  • 1 1/2 tsp JGM Products saffron powder
  • 3 tbsp oil



  1. Add split peas, onion, grated garlic, pimento, pepper, salt, black pepper, chadon beni, water and saffron powder to a pot on medium heat.
  2. Cook until the peas are soft (roughly 20-25 mins)
  3. Remove from heat.
  4. Blend all ingredients together using a hand blender.
  5. Place oil and chopped garlic in a small pan or kalchul and heat until garlic turns brown.
  6. Carefully add the hot oil and garlic to the blended mixture. (Be very careful as the oil can splatter and cause bad burns).
  7. Mix well.
  8. TIME TO EAT! 🙂

Check out the video here:

One of my favorite meal combos is dhal, rice, stew chicken and smoked herring/tomatoes. Check out the stew chicken recipe/video STEWED CHICKEN and the smoked herring recipe/video HERE

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