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'...so 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. 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 :)
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.
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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