Lentil Dhal and Broccoli Pizza

Guys I'm still recovering from my long Thanksgiving weekend. I know you are all on the edge of your seat about who won my cookbook giveaway last week, and I will announce that on Twitter later today. But for now, here is a delicious pizza.

I hadn’t yet cooked pizza in my new oven with my baking steel, so I was excited to try it out. It worked fantastic with the broiler on the whole time. I was able to get the steel to around 625 degrees! The pizza I made used lentil dhal as the sauce with a little broccoli and some parmesan cheese and it came out great.

I don’t know if you have really noticed, but I have been updating my “basics” section (It used to be called “stubble”) by fixing the posts, making them more clear with defined recipes, and adding new ones! I recently added the pizza dough post just in time for this recipe.

To make the dhal I started by caramelizing some onion and carrot. I made a curry powder and added a few cloves of garlic to it right in the mortar and pestle. The paste goes in next. Then a can of tomato. Cook the tomato down a bit until it becomes pasty before adding your lentils and broth. Once the lentils and broth go in, let it simmer for about 30-40 minutes. Then spoon some out onto the pizza dough. The broccoli and a little parm go on next. When it comes out it’s piping hot and delicious. A super unique pizza idea that is very tasty! A fun vegetarian pizza idea as well.
Learn more about making pizza dough here. Learn more about making curry powder here.

Lentil Dhal and Broccoli Pizza

  • 1 Cup Red Lentils
  • 2 Cups Veggie Stock
  • 1 Onion diced
  • 1 Carrot diced
  • 5 Cloves Garlic minced
  • 1.5 Tablespoons Curry Powder homemade if possible
  • 14 Ounces Canned Diced Tomato
  • Broccoli
  • Pizza Dough
  • Parmesan


  1. Cook the onion and carrot in some oil until lightly browned, about 20 minutes. Add in the garlic and spices and cook 3 minutes. Add in the tomatoes and cook for 5 minutes until liquid has slightly evaporated. Add in the lentils and stock. Simmer for about 30 - 40 minutes until the lentils are mostly dissolved.