Quick & Easy Healthy Homemade Meals: Delicious Red Lentil Dahl (Vegan)
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This recipe takes a little bit of prep time but it is totally worth it! This dish is especially tasty on cold nights.
Recipe type: dinner
Serves: 6-8 servings
  • 2 Tbsp coconut oil or olive oil
  • 3 tsp each black mustard seeds & cumin seeds
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 3-4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 Tbsp fresh ginger, chopped (if you don't have fresh ginger, just omit this ingredient... ground ginger doesn't substitute well)
  • 2 tsp turmeric, dried or 1 Tbsp fresh, grated turmeric
  • 3 tsp ground cumin
  • ¼ tsp cayenne (or more for more spice)
  • 2-3 carrots, peeled & chopped
  • 3 medium potatoes, peeled & cut into 1" cubes
  • 1 cup green peas (fresh or frozen)
  • 2 ½ cup red lentils, rinsed
  • 1 vegetable bouillon cube
  • 4-6 cups water (or veggie stock)
  • 1-2 tsp sea salt (start with 1 tsp and gradually add more until you reach desired taste)
  1. In a large pot, heat oil over medium heat. Add cumin & black mustard seeds, and cover pot. Heat until you hear them begin to pop, then quickly add onions & garlic. Sautee for 3-5 minutes.
  2. Add fresh ginger, if using, along with spices (turmeric, cumin, cayenne), carrots, and potatoes. Sautee for 3-5 more minutes.
  3. Add water & bouillon cube (or veggie stock).
  4. Rinse the red lentils and add them to the pot. Stir well.
  5. Bring to a boil. Cover, turn down heat & simmer for 30 mins or more. Add salt to taste, stir well & serve.
  6. You can add a dollop of coconut cream to stir in, for extra nutrition.
Recipe by Naturopathic By Nature at http://naturopathicbynature.com/delicious-red-lentil-dahl/