Green Lentil Dahl

This vegan green lentil dahl is simply delicious, mouth-watering and perfect as a meat free dinner. Filling and with just the right amount of chilli spice, even meat eaters will find this agreeable too!

This vegan green lentil dahl is simply delicious, mouth-watering and perfect as a meat free dinner. Filling and with just the right amount of chilli spice, even meat eaters will find this agreeable too!

Folks, today I bring you this green lentil dahl, which continues my obsession with trying out all kinds of lentils and pulses in my curry recipes to bring you my healthy take on classic Indian dishes.

Not only is this green lentil dahl extremely tasty, but as it’s really filling it’ll leave you feeling quite full up and requires just a little rice to accompany. There’s just enough spice in it so as not to overpower the flavour of the rest of the dish.

This green lentil dahl also provides a huge amount of your daily recommended protein and dietary fibre recommendations, not to mention essential vitamins.

This vegan green lentil dahl is simply delicious, mouth-watering and perfect as a meat free dinner. Filling and with just the right amount of chilli spice, even meat eaters will find this agreeable too!

I’m not quite finished experimenting with green lentils yet.

There may be a green lentil soup and possibly even a superfood salad to come using this amazing ingredient.

Green Lentil Dahl Below Recipe

And I haven’t even started on what I’m going to do with brown lentils, I just need to find the time!! Anyway, here’s how this recipe is all put together. 🙂

If you liked this green lentil dahl, then why not try my other green lentil favourite, green lentil lasagne? 😀

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This vegan green lentil dahl is simply delicious, mouth-watering and perfect as a meat free dinner. Filling and with just the right amount of chilli spice, even meat eaters will find this agreeable too!
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Green Lentil Dahl
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
1 hrs
 
This vegan green lentil dahl is simply delicious, mouth-watering and perfect as a meat free dinner which I think meat eaters will find agreeable too!
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 2
Calories: 516 kcal
Author: neil@neilshealthymeals.com
Ingredients
  • 230 g green lentils
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2.5 cm piece of cinnamon stick
  • 1 small onion chopped finely
  • 1 tbsp ginger and garlic paste
  • ½ tsp ground turmeric
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 125 g ripe tomatoes chopped
  • 800 ml warm water
  • Pinch of garam masala
  • leaves Pinch of fenugreek
  • Small red chilli finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp coriander freshly chopped
Instructions
  1. Place the green lentils in a sieve, wash them under cold water and leave them to drain.
  2. Heat the oil in a saucepan, add the cinnamon stick, chopped onion and garlic and ginger paste. Saute for approximately 5 minutes.
  3. Add the drained lentils, chilli powder, turmeric and salt and combine everything together, stirring constantly and adding drops of warm water if the mixture begins to stick.
  4. Add the tomatoes and combine and cook everything together, stirring for a further 3 minutes.
  5. Add the water, bring the contents to the boil, reduce the heat so the contents are just simmering slightly, put the lid on and cook for 20 – 30 minutes stirring every so often.
  6. Once the lentils are softened completely, remove the cinnamon stick and stir in the garam masala and fenugreek leaves.
  7. Garnish with the red chilli and freshly chopped coriander then serve with wholegrain basmati rice / chapatti breads.
Recipe Notes

Nutrition label does not include rice or chapatti breads.

These are the Balti dishes that I serve my curries in.

 

Nutrition Facts
Green Lentil Dahl
Amount Per Serving
Calories 516 Calories from Fat 83
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9.2g 14%
Saturated Fat 0.8g 4%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 1215mg 51%
Total Carbohydrates 83.4g 28%
Dietary Fiber 15.8g 63%
Sugars 5.7g
Protein 30.2g 60%
Vitamin A 0%
Vitamin C 29%
Calcium 8%
Iron 52%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

This vegan green lentil dahl is simply delicious, mouth-watering and perfect as a meat free dinner. Filling and with just the right amount of chilli spice, even meat eaters will find this agreeable too!

Thanks for all your supportive comments on my last “what’s not cooking” post when I mentioned I was having to make changes to my publishing schedule with having just started a new job.

However, if I can create lots of great dishes like this quick healthy green lentil dahl, where everything goes into a pot, or into the oven for about an hour, that’ll allow me to keep publishing a couple of recipes every week. 🙂

So, today as its Thursday you know I like to link up with Amanda at Running with Spoons one of my favourite and inspirational bloggers, to share with you what’s going on over there!

I’ll catch up with you all again next week, enjoy your weekend!

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This vegan green lentil dahl is simply delicious, mouth-watering and perfect as a meat free dinner. Filling and with just the right amount of chilli spice, even meat eaters will find this agreeable too!

Comments

  1. I love lentils, I’ve never had dahl. I’m so cosmopolitan, right? Your food always looks so good! 🙂
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    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      I think you would like dahl Erin. 🙂

      If you love lentils then dahl is just a kind of thick soup (spicy or not so spicy depending on your own preference) mixture.

      It really sticks to you and fills you up substantially! 😀

  2. Haha – I think auto-correct sometimes is more harmful than a slip of a finger due to a swaying train! 🙂

    Neil – I love dhal – brown, green, orange, and black – and I love curries – so this has me licking my screen! Yay for easy, filling, one pot meals!
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    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      Oh you’re so right Shashi, I can recall some really embarrassing slip ups with auto-correct! And what about accidentally sending that work email before you’re read it through and checked it? Lol

      #allthedahls I love that you love them all Shashi, I think I’m going to try and make them all! 😉

  3. That soup… Looks like it wants to give my stomach a BIG HUG!
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  4. Just made this… super delicious! Thank you

    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      Hi Sarah. Yah! 🙂

      Thanks so much for taking the time to comment and even better to make this dish. 😀

      • Hubby has been asking me to cook some green lentils for weeks. I spent almost an hour surfing the net until I decided your recipe would be the one I’d try. I’ve just made it and tasted it and it’s so yummy ! Thanks a lot. Waiting for hubby and both daughters to come back from the swimming-pool before I can serve it !

        • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

          Hi Farida, thank you so much for your comment. 🙂

          And, I’m very glad that out of all the green lentil recipes on the net you decided to try mine.

          I hope that your hubby and daughters enjoy this recipe as much as Lynne and I do.

          Sunday is our curry night too, and tonight I am serving up the paneer and chickpea curry that I published recently with some home made nann bread. Can’t wait! 😀

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