Red lentil Dahl 🍛
This is a yummy creamy dahl (dal) which is packed with nutrients and is just soOooo delicious! 👌🏼 Lentils are edible seeds from the legume family, there are many types of lentils: puy, brown, green, beluga and red/yellow split lentils. I used split red lentils for this dahl. They’re a great plant protein source, they’re cheap, versatile and don’t require much cooking time! 🤗
Lentils are made up of over 25% protein, which makes them an excellent meat alternative. They’re also a great source of iron and fibre!
Recipe: serves 4
1. 500g split red lentils
2. 1 / 1.5litres veggie stock (start with 1litre and add more if needed)
3. 1 white onion
4. 1 yellow/red pepper
5. 1/2 courgette
6. 1 tsp garlic powder, ginger powder, turmeric powder, chilli & salt
7. 2 tbsp garam masala or curry powder
8. 1 tin of coconut milk (I used reduced fat coconut milk but you can use full fat if you want it super creamy)
9. Handful of spinach (optional)
1. In a large pot cook your onion for 2 minutes. Then add the pepper, courgette and spices. Stir.
2. Add the veggie stock and lentils and stir on high heat for 5 minutes. Lower heat and let it cook for another 5 minutes stirring occasionally.
3. Once the lentils begin to bulk up add the coconut milk. Let cook for another 5 minutes & keep stirring. When it thickens up add the spinach. Taste & add more salt / pepper if you like.
You can eat this by itself, serve it with rice, avocado, toasted pita bread, coconut yoghurt etc 😍 I had mine with cauliflower rice and extra spinach which was delicious! Enjoy ❤️