My Fav Dish - Turmeric Dhal


I thought to post this here considering I believe food is medicine and well why not share my favourite recipe with you dear reader … as that is why i started this blog …

** the back story **

One of my favourite ingredient is Turmeric. This is because we all know or those who are not - do some research on the net, that there is many healing properties to this magic spice. This is why the Indians have been using it to flavour their food, colour their fabrics and make life awesome with it for thousands of years … I have also been nicknamed “turmeric” because it is yellow like the sun shining (me), and i use it as a healing method for many things … but let us stick to the food space for today.

Turmeric Dhal

you will need

  • Yellow Split Peas or Chana Dhal

  • Turmeric

  • Garlic

  • Fat (I like salted butter (so i do not need to add salt) or ghee or coconut oil)

  • Black Pepper

  • Cumin Seeds

  • Coriander Seeds

  • Bay leaves

  • Fresh Grated Ginger

  • Fresh Coriander Leaves

  • Butter Milk (or Coconut Cream)


Soak the Peas (if you have time) in water to soften them up. If not that is ok it just means you cook for longer and they tend to loose shape - which is fine. Place Butter (or fat of choice) in pan melt till warm on a low heat. Add cumin seeds and coriander seeds in to fat to open flavour, then add turmeric, garlic, ginger, pepper, (salt if you used coconut oil) and stir round till the scent smells warm. Add the moist peas and swoosh them around in the pan till all the spicy fat coats them real good :)

Add water about an inch over the peas and leave them on a medium temp to cook until soft …

Serve in a bowl and add buttermilk/ coconut cream to cool, lovingly garnish with coriander - SERVE UP

in my insta post it was actually left overs from the night before so i added


  • 2 eggs

  • 1/2 an avocado

  • flaxseed

  • some kind of fat for cooking


Spoon the dhal in a pan with some butter (or other fat) so it does not burn, crack the eggs and stir like you would scrambled eggs. Dish into a bowl, add avocado, garnish lovingly with coriander add flaxseeds for decoration and crunch