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Coconut, Spinach and Red Lentil Dhal

  • Preparation:  min
    Time:  min
  • Easy
  • Prep: 5 min
  • Time: 25 min
  • Easy

Recently I have been craving hearty, warming food and what came to mind....COCONUT! I have never made a Dahl until my Mum said 'why not make a Dahl' I did. I combined all of my favourites, Coconut with Red Lentils and Spinach! It’s a real protein kick! This is such a quick recipe and I would highly recommend it for anyone who loves a bit of Creamy Coconut, Soft Lentils with Indian spices! It’s super yummy!


  • 1 tbsp of coconut oil
  • 280g of red lentils (dried)
  • 1 tsp of turmeric
  • 300ml of coconut milk from a can
  • 1/2 tsp of chilli flakes
  • Optional: Chia seeds for dressing
  • 1 medium sized white onion (chopped)
  • 2 garlic cloves or 1 large garlic clove (minced)
  • 1/2 a tbsp of fresh ginger (minced)
  • 1/2 a tbsp of fresh ginger (minced)
  • 2 tsp of curry powder (I used mild)
  • 1/2 a tsp of mild chilli powder
  • 1/2 a tsp of black pepper
  • A good handful of roughly chopped spinach
  • Fresh coriander leaves for dressing
  • A Pinch of rock salt
  • 600ml filtered water

How to make Coconut, Spinach and Red Lentil Dhal

1. In a large wok, put the coconut oil on the heat.

2. When the oil has turned to liquid and is hot, add the chopped onions, minced garlic and ginger. Leave on the heat, stirring occasionally for 3-5 minutes.

3. Sprinkle in all of the spices and mix in. Then add the lentils, water and coconut milk. Stir then cover with a lid, turn up the heat and bring to the boil. Let it boil for 10 minutes.

After 10 minutes, turn the heat down and simmer for about 20-25 minutes until the lentils are nice & soft. Keep stirring the mix to stop it sticking. Add extra water if needed.

4. Scatter the spinach all over the mixture and mix in until equally distributed. Cook for a further few minutes.

Pour into your favourite bowl or serving dish for sharing or spoon onto your plate for a lovely wholesome meal! This meal is very filling, but I did have seconds (thats how good it is).

If your wanting a whole meal, I would suggest serving up with some wholegrain or white boiled rice! Goes down a treat with the family. Even throw in a vegan naan bread or pitta.

I would have sprinkled chia seeds all over the top, but I unfortunately have ran out and need to purchase some more! But I did have some golden linseed sitting on my shelf so I substituted! It was very tasty.

I hope you give these delicious and easy coconut, spinach and red lentil dhal a try! And if you do, be sure to tag the picture #AVogelRecipes on Pinterest so we can see :)

This recipe is full of goodness

  • Rich in dietary fibre
  • Excellent source of protein
  • Packed with vitamins & minerals

They may be small in size, but lentils are mighty when it comes to their nutritional value! Rich in fibre and protein, lentils are a healthy meat substitute, making them an ideal ingredient for many vegetarian and vegan dishes. Lentils are also packed with folate, iron, magnesium, zinc and potassium and have been linked to many health benefits including improved digestion and heart health.

About Holly Jade

Hello I am Holly Jade & I am the owner of The Little Blog of Vegan. I post yummy recipes, advice & beauty tips daily. Everything I talk about is vegan & cruelty-free. I love to be as healthy as possible, but I do love to make the odd sweet treat recipe. I also love to post my own adorable & pastel daily photos on Instagram, why not check it out & come on the journey with me :)

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