Coconut dal

Coconut dal
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Lentils are a legume low in fat and rich in plant protein. Vegetarians love them and, contrary to popular belief, they’re really easy to cook.

  • ServesServes 6-8
  • Prep time5 min
  • Cook time35 min
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  • FreezingFreezes well

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  • 2 cups red lentils
  • 6 cups water
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup yellow onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon ginger, freshly chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons curry powder
  • Juice of 1/2 lime
  • 1/2 tablespoon honey
  • 2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 can coconut milk
  • Handful of fresh cilantro, finely chopped


  1. Rinse and drain the lentils. Pour water in a pot and add the lentils. Bring to a boil and reduce heat. Simmer for 15 minutes. Season and set aside.
  2. In a pan, melt the butter and cook the onion for 3–4 minutes or until soft.
  3. Season and add ginger, garlic, and curry powder. Cook for 2 more minutes.
  4. Add the lime juice and scrape the bottom of the pan with a wooden spatula. Transfer the mixture to the pot with the lentils and add the remaining ingredients, apart from the cilantro.
  5. Simmer for 15 minutes, adjust the seasoning, and serve with cilantro.
Recipe published on August 19, 2018