FOOD : VEGETABLE DHAL RECIPE

Wednesday, July 09, 2014


| a perfect filling meal from all natural healthy ingredients |




Helloooo everyone !

I really am obsessed with the Honestly Healthy cookbook; there are so many meals in there I hadn't thought of making, or knew existed so my mealtimes are becoming very exciting.

A perfect filling meal - which is also great as leftovers - is the Vegetable Dhal. Traditionally it's made with lentils and looks perfectly mushy and will do a good job at filling you up with all the tasty spices and flavours banging about, and is definitely one to try this week.

Ingredients :
2 Cups of Split Red Lentils or Chickpeas | 1 Large Onion | 1 Small Handful of Spinach | 200g of Tomatoes | 2 Large Cloves of Garlic | 1 Small Courgette | 7 Mushrooms | 1/4 Teaspoon of Chilli Powder, Corriander Powder, Cumin | 30g of Parsley and 70g of Corriander | 900ml Water
- you can add quinoa if you want it thicker/bulkier



1. Heat some coconut oil in a pan, and heat up the diced garlic and onions for 2-3 minutes / until the liquid is absorbed.

2. Add in half the fresh herbs and all the chopped tomatoes and mushrooms, pouring in 25ml of water to create the sauce. Allow to sweat until the tomatoes split and water is absorbed.

3. Stir in the chickpeas/lentils and add 400ml of the remaining water, cooking over a medium heat for 20-30 minutes. If using chickpeas don't add any more water, but if using lentils add 25ml of water at a time until the lentils and cooked and turn to a mushy consistency whilst holding their shape.

4. Turn off the heat, and add in the remaining fresh herbs and spinach. Serve in deep bowls and allow it to satisfy your stomach.



This was just so yummy. It's a fabulous leftover meal and is hearty and full of goodness. I will try it with lentils as I imagine it's even more yummy and filling - I'm getting hungry thinking about it !

I'm really enjoying all this cooking and healthy recipe making, and if there's anything you want to see more of - dinners, bakes, gluten-free, vegan etc. - then let me know and I'm sure I can whip something up ;)

Lots of Love,
Lauren x

(original recipe adapted from Honestly Healthy - kudos for making healthy eating a breeze !)

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