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Lentil Dhal with Coconut Rice

vegetarian indian receipe

Lentil Dhal with Coconut Rice

Lentil Dhal with Coconut Rice                                                                                                         

The perfect meal to cook in bulk and freeze ready for a day when your rushed of your feet. 

A fantastic family meal with a high source of protein from the lentils accompanied by an array of spices to boost your immune system.                                                                                                                     Enjoy this golden bowl of goodness on a cold winter’s day.

The best thing about this recipe is it uses mostly cupboard essentials to create a delicious base for whatever veggies are available to you.

 

SERVES 4

READY IN 45 MINUTES

GOOD FOR DATE NIGHT, DINNER PARTY, GIRLS NIGHT/ZOOM CALL, DINNER PARTY, LUNCH, MOVIE NIGHT. 

Ingredients

For the dhal

1 tsp turmeric
1 tsp chilli powder

1 tbsp BNUTZ vanilla and macadamia nut butter   

2 tsp ground cumin
1 tbsp coconut oil
1 red onion, roughly chopped
2 cloves garlic
3cm fresh grated ginger
1 x 400ml can coconut milk
1 x 400g can chickpeas, drained200g mushrooms
150g dried yellow lentils

 

Method

1/ Put the dry spices in a frying pan, and dry-fry for 1 minute with a pinch of salt.

2/ Heat the coconut oil over medium heat for 1 minute, then add the onion and sauté for 5 minutes.

3/ Add the garlic and ginger and stir-fry for a few minutes more, then pour in the coconut milk with a pinch of salt and a good grind of pepper.

4/ Add the drained chickpeas and the lentils. Cook, covered, for 40 minutes.

5/ For the last 5 minutes, drop in the spinach and stir so it wilts in with the mix.

 

For the rice in the middle. 

  1. Boil water and add salt. Pour water (for every cup of rice, use 1 cup of water and 3/4cup of coconut milk) into a large saucepan with a tight-fitting lid. 
  2. Pour in the rice. Add it to the boiling water.
  3. Stir once, or just enough to separate the rice. 
  4. Cover the pot and simmer.

Garnish with coconut chips and fried mushrooms. 

Enjoy! 

 

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