EAT BEAUTIFUL- Easy Dhal Recipe

Dal Bhat is a traditional meal, popular in many areas of Nepal, Bangladesh and India.
It consists of rice and a cooked lentil soup called Dal/ Dhal.

This meal is a perfectly balanced meal that contains healthy carbs, plant-based protein, fibre, minerals & vitamins, phytonutrients, and macronutrients.

This balanced vegan meal is a wonderful warming dish for cold wintertime.

Dal Recipe

25 minutes and it’s ready!

Key ingredients-

Turmeric Root-

Vitamin B6, Iron, Manganese, Potassium, Betacarotene, Curcumin (1)

Dal Recipe

Ginger Root-

Gingerols (anti-inflammatory compounds), volatile oils (2)

Dal Recipe

Red Lentils-

B vitamins, Iron, Potassium, Zinc, Fibre, Protein (3)

Dal Recipe

Dal Recipe

Dal Recipe

4 servings

What you need:

  • 1 cup organic red lentils
  • 1 cup of coconut milk
  • 2 cups of water
  • 1 can of plum tomatoes
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • Optional:1 tsp fresh ginger, peeled and grated
  • Optional: 1 tsp fresh organic turmeric, peeled and grated
  • 1 spoon cold-pressed coconut oil/ olive oil
  • spices- curry or graham masala, black pepper.

How to make it?

  1. Rinse the red lentils with cold water and let the water drain.
  2. Heat the coconut oil, add the onion, ginger and turmeric and cook for a few minutes.
  3. Add the lentils, coconut milk, water, tomatoes and spices (No Salt yet, it will prevent the cooking of the lentils!!).
  4. Bring to boil and let it cook for 20-25 minutes until the lentils are cooked and ready to eat.
  5. Serve warm, decorated with fresh parsley/mint leaves and squeeze of fresh lemon (Vitamin C! help absorb the iron from the lentils 🙂) on a basmati rice base.

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