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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

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
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 2
Calories 516kcal
Author Neil

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
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • 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

  • Place the green lentils in a sieve, wash them under cold water and leave them to drain.
  • Heat the oil in a saucepan, add the cinnamon stick, chopped onion and garlic and ginger paste. Saute for approximately 5 minutes.
  • 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.
  • Add the tomatoes and combine and cook everything together, stirring for a further 3 minutes.
  • 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.
  • Once the lentils are softened completely, remove the cinnamon stick and stir in the garam masala and fenugreek leaves.
  • Garnish with the red chilli and freshly chopped coriander then serve with wholegrain basmati rice / chapatti breads.

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Notes

Nutrition label does not include rice or chapatti breads.
These are the Balti dishes that I serve my curries in.
 

Nutrition

Calories: 516kcal | Carbohydrates: 83.4g | Protein: 30.2g | Fat: 9.2g | Saturated Fat: 0.8g | Sodium: 1215mg | Fiber: 15.8g | Sugar: 5.7g | Vitamin C: 23.9mg | Calcium: 80mg | Iron: 9.4mg