This week we’re featuring a delicious Tomato & Mushroom Dhal recipe that will certainly leave your taste buds wanting more. What’s more, this recipe is stuffed with immune-boosting ingredients, making its warm, steamy goodness great for cooler days and the inevitable flu season.

Recipe serves 4-6. Enjoy!


  • 30ml oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 15ml fresh ginger, finely grated
  • 15ml curry paste
  • 400g portabellini mushrooms, halved
  • 1 x 410g tin chopped tomatoes
  • 2 x 410g tins brown lentils, drained
  • 45ml plain yoghurt or thick cream
  • 30ml fresh coriander, chopped

To serve (optional):

  • Rice
  • Naan bread
  • Raita
  • Toasted coconut


  1. Heat the oil in a pan and gently fry the onion and garlic for 5-7 minutes.
  2. Add the ginger, curry paste and mushrooms and cook for 3-4 minutes.
  3. Stir in the tomatoes and lentils and simmer for 5 minutes.
  4. Top with yoghurt or cream and coriander.
  5. Serve with rice or naan bread, raita, and/or toasted coconut. You can also have as is, if desired.

Want to mix it up? Try adding a variety of other flavourful mushrooms to this recipe for that extra goodness!

Want more mushroom recipes? Try these:

Roasted Portabello Mushrooms | Mushroom Stew | Mushroom Ceviche

Tomato & Mushroom Dhal Recipe

Immune-boosting ingredients


Tomato & Mushroom Dhal Recipe courtesy of The South African Mushroom Farmers’ Association. Check them out on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

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