Food,  Recipes

Comforting Dahl

Easy to make, warming and nutritious, this dish is perfect anytime. I serve with homemade flatbreads and basmati rice


1 tbsp coconut oil

2 small onions diced

4 cloves garlic (pressed)

1 tbsp fresh ginger, peeled, cut in small pieces

1 tbsp garam massala

1 tsp turmeric

1/2 tsp chilli flakes

2 cups red lentils (you need to wash them before using to get rid of any pith)

1 can coconut milk (full-fat or light)

3 cups vegetable stock

S&P to season


1 Cook the onions, ginger* and garlic in the coconut oil for 5-10 minutes, stirring frequently until soft.

*a tip I saw on Instagram which is so useful! to peel a piece of ginger you just need to use a spoon to scrap the skin off! I’ve been using a knife for years so this was a revelation!

2 Add the spices, coconut milk, lentils and vegetable stock.

3 Cook for 25-30 minutes until lentils are soft and it’s thickened up.

4 Remove from heat and serve

Photo by Monika Grabkowska on Unsplash

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