Yummy Red Lentil Dal

As I was looking through my recipes, I realized that the number of of (well, mostly) wholesome desserts to food had gotten skewed more toward the dessert side. Which isn’t so much a problem, but I like balance. Since we have 10-20 inches of snow on the way, it’s a perfect time to post one of my very favorite, easiest, yummiest, recipes. I love it, and love even more that it’s just like a hug on a cold winter day. Try it, you won’t be disappointed, I promise!

And, of course, it’s allergy friendly and vegan.

I use blended young coconut meat and broth, I’m sure you could replace some of the broth with coconut milk. This is a very basic recipe that is totally open to artistic expression! Add in a dash of cayenne or other spices to taste.

1 chopped onion
1-2 Tablespoons olive or coconut oil
1 cup red lentils
1 teaspoon curry powder
1 teaspoon garam masala (or 2 tsps for milder version)
most of carton (3-4 cups) broth (I enjoy Pacific foods)
meat of a young coconut blended with the broth OR 1 can lite coconut milk
salt to taste

Saute onion in oil until translucent. Add in the curry/garam masala, stir for a minute then add in lentils. Add broth/coconut blend and let it simmer for 30 minutes or until the lentils are well cooked. Add salt to taste.

And that’s it. Serve with roasted cauliflower, purr.

About Cheryl Harris

Life played a funny trick on me. I've studied nutrition for years, and much to my surprise, found out that I could manage many of my health issues via diet. I've been GF for years, and I've got a bunch of allergies and sensitivities. But it definitely doesn't keep me from cooking, baking and enjoying my food. Thanks for stopping by.
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11 Responses to Yummy Red Lentil Dal

  1. I’ll definitely be giving this a try. I love the addition of coconut!

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  10. Hi. Can you explain what I do with the coconut meat? This sounds delicious:-)
    Thank you

  11. Andrea,
    You blend coconut meat with water until it’s smooth and creamy. Each coconut has a different amount of “meat” so it’s hard for me to give an exact recipe. It should be the consistency of cream.

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