Let's travel to India with this Red Lentil Dahl!
If you're in the mood for a hearty, yet healthy meal, look no further than this Easy Red Lentil Dahl recipe. Packed with protein and fiber, this dish will leave you feeling satisfied without weighing you down. Plus, it's easy to make and can be tailored to your taste preferences using pantry staples. This is also a great recipe to use in your meal prep!
If you love lentils why not try this delicious lentil chunky soup you will not be disappointed!
To make this recipe use these simple ingredients
- Red Lentil
- Full-fat Coconut Milk or Light coconut milk
- Vegetable Stock
- Graham Masala
- Curry Powder
- Fresh Cilantro
- Fresh ginger
- Salt and black pepper
See the recipe card for the detailed recipe
Instructions step-by-step with photos
Step 1: In a large skillet over medium-high heat add the olive oil, once hot, add the onion, garlic, ginger, and spices and cook for 2 minutes.
Add the lentils and cook for another minute.
Step 2: Add the coconut milk, and vegetable stock, bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium, and simmer for 30 to 40 minutes. Or until the lentils are completely cooked and there is almost no liquid left
Step 3: Garnish with fresh cilantro, and serve warm over rice if desired.
You can keep the Red Lentil Dahl in the fridge for up to 4 days.
You can also freeze the leftovers. It is an excellent way to save time and money while still eating a nutritious meal. The lentils will retain their texture and flavor even after being frozen, so all you need to do is let them thaw before reheating them in a microwave or stovetop.
Try different types of lentils such as brown lentils, green lentils, or split peas
You could also experiment with adding different vegetables such as bell peppers, yellow onions, sweet potatoes, butternut squash, or greens like baby spinach or kale. With so many options, you are sure to find a version of Red Lentil Dahl that is perfect for your taste.
You can also cook the dahl in the instant pot
Yes, red lentils are incredibly nutritious and offer plenty of health benefits. They are rich in dietary fiber, which can help reduce cholesterol levels and improve digestive health. Red lentils are also a good source of plant-based protein, which can help you feel full for longer and provide your body with important amino acids. Furthermore, red lentils are a great source of vitamins and minerals such as folate, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium and zinc. Eating red lentils regularly can provide numerous health benefits and help prevent various diseases
he dish is also incredibly versatile and can be served with a variety of accompaniments to make the meal more interesting. Some options for serving with Red Lentil Dahl include cooked white or brown rice, steamed vegetables, fried plantains, fresh greens, and flatbreads such as naan.
Comfort Food Recipes
Red Lentil Dahl
- 1 cup Red lentils
- 1 medium red onion chopped
- 1 tablespoon curry powder
- 1 teaspoon turmeric
- 1 teaspoon Garam Masala
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 1 teaspoon fresh ginger minced
- 2 cups vegetable broth
- 1 can (17oz) full fat coconut milk
- ¼ cup Cilantro chopped
- Salt and pepper to taste
- In a large skillet over medium-high heat add the olive oil, once hot, add the onion, garlic, ginger, and spices and cook for 2 minutes.
- Add the lentils and cook for another minute.
- Add the coconut milk, vegetable stock, bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium and simmer for 30 to 40 minutes. Or until the lentil are completely cooked and there is almost no liquid left
- Garnish with fresh cilantro, and serve warm over rice is desired.