Dal Bhat

Dal Bhat

Dal Bhat is the most popular dish served during trekking tours in the Himalayas. It consists a steamed rice and thick lentil soup called dal. For simplicity and convenience in field preparation, I’ve created one-pot version of recipe.

servings: 1 | calories: 458 | cooking time: 20 min | weight: 146 gr / oz
Category: asian, dairy-free, dehydrated, dinners, gluten-free, high-energy, lightweight, one-pot, rice, vegan, vegetarian

nutrition info:

calories: 458, protein: 17 g, carbs: 63.5 g, fat: 16.2 g, sugars: 2.3 g, sodium: 1035 mg

you'll need:

1/4 cup quick-cooking rice
3 tablespoons quick-cooking red lentils
1 tablespoon freeze-dried caramelised red onion
1 teaspoon mild curry powder
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon vegetable bouillon powder
1 tablespoon ghee

at home:

Mix all dry ingredients in a medium-sized zip-lock bag.
Pack ghee separately.

on the trail:

Put the dry Dal Bhat mixture in a pot and add 1 cup water.
Bring to a boil and cook, stirring occasionally, for about 10-15 minutes until rehydrated.
Stir in ghee or coconut oil and enjoy!


For the vegan version replace ghee by coconut oil

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  1. Anonymous on September 18, 2022 at 3:31 am

    You can get vegetable ghee

  2. Bryant on January 23, 2022 at 9:59 am

    My first thought wen I read through this recipe. Looks good though…

  3. Anonymous on December 9, 2021 at 8:06 am

    ghee isn’t vegan

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