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Quick and Damn Tasty Dahl

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Quick and Damn Tasty Dahl
5 from 2 votes
Preferably you’ll need a heavy-based pan with a lid. But any big pan will do. No lid, no problem. The dahl will survive.
Cuisine:Vegan
Prep Time:20 minutes
Cook Time:15 minutes
Total Time:35 minutes
Servings:2 nice bowls
Calories:507kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Prepare the rice per packet instructions
  • Chop the onion, garlic, fresh ginger and bell pepper.
  • When using dried lentils, wash them! A good washing will give the lentils better texture and non-washed lentils can give off a mealy taste.
  • When using canned lentils, drain them.
  • Heat up the oil in a soup pan, on medium heat.
  • Add onion, fresh ginger and your bell pepper, put the lid on, and let it simmer for about 5 minutes on low heat. Stir occasionally.
  • (Do you feel like your veggies are sticking to the bottom of the pan already? Just add a tablespoon of broth, or a bit more if you need it.)
  • Add garlic, curry powder, cinnamon powder and ginger and stir for another 30 seconds.
  • Add the tomato paste and the lentils while stirring.
  • In comes the broth.
  • Bring to a boil, put the lid back on, and let it simmer for 20 minutes. Stir occasionally.
  • In the meantime, chop up the mint and the parsley/cilantro.
  • After 20 minutes, make sure to taste whether the lentils are cooked well enough. If you think they need some more cooking time, just add some more broth and cook for another 5-10 minutes.
  • Put in the mint and cilantro/parsley. Add salt and pepper to taste. Serve with rice and some yogurt. Receive compliments.

NOTES

Pro Tips
Fancy some spice?
  • Use 1 tsp cayenne pepper powder.
  • Chop a red pepper and cook it together with the onion.
  • Slice a red pepper across (leave the green stem on) and put it in the dahl when it starts to boil. The red pepper will give off a nice spicy flavour without the risk of you biting into one of those devilish little red pieces (just make sure to remove the red pepper once the dahl’s finished – this is where leaving the stem comes in handy. You can pluck it right out of the pan).
Even more flavour/texture?
  • Use 1 tsp garam masala.
  • Add ground cumin, ground cilantro seeds and/or kurkuma to the spice mix.
  • Like it creamier? Add some coconut milk.
  • Like it sweeter? Add pan-grilled grated coconut (2 tbsp) or coconut flakes (3 tbsp) at the end.
  • Top the dahl with some pan-grilled almond slivers (2 tbsp).
  • Ready-made tofu bits are an excellent addition.
  • Prefer it as a soup? Throw it in the blender together with the remaining cup (250 ml) of vegetable stock and/or some extra water.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Quick and Damn Tasty Dahl
Amount per Serving
Calories
507
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
6
g
9
%
Saturated Fat
 
1
g
6
%
Sodium
 
1234
mg
54
%
Potassium
 
943
mg
27
%
Carbohydrates
 
91
g
30
%
Fiber
 
24
g
100
%
Sugar
 
8
g
9
%
Protein
 
23
g
46
%
Vitamin A
 
1793
IU
36
%
Vitamin C
 
49
mg
59
%
Calcium
 
112
mg
11
%
Iron
 
7
mg
39
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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2 comments
  1. 5 stars
    damn tasty it is!!!

    1. Yaaayy!! Really glad you liked the recipe 😀