Easy Quick Dahl

Easy Quick Dahl

Mar 15, 2024 · Chef Julian
Mar 15, 2024Chef Julian

Easy Quick Dahl

Essential Sports Nutrition Ingredients:

- 1 cup (195g) uncooked Basmati rice or long grain white rice
- 2 cups (480ml) cold water or vegetable broth (stock)
- Pinch of salt & pepper

- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 tbsp. extra virgin coconut oil
- ½ tsp. crushed chili flakes
- 1 small yellow onion, diced
- ½ tbsp. garam masala
- 1 tsp. ground turmeric
- ½ tsp. ground cumin
- 1 x 14 oz. (400ml) canned lite coconut milk
- 1 x 14 oz. (400ml) canned diced tomatoes
- 2 cups (480ml) vegetable broth (stock)
- 1 cup (200g) red split lentils
- 1 ½ tsp. salt
- 1 cup (40g) chopped cilantro (coriander)
- 1 bay leaf
- 1-inch (2.5cm) fresh ginger root, peeled & grated
- 4 cups (120g) baby spinach

- 1 lime
- ½ cup (20g) cilantro leaves (coriander)

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Essential Sports Nutrition What You Need to Do:

1. In a large saucepan, combine the rice, water (or vegetable broth), and a pinch of salt and pepper. Cover with a lid and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to a simmer and cook for 20 minutes. Once cooked, remove from heat and set aside with the lid on.
2. In a large thick frying pan over medium heat, melt the coconut oil. Add diced onion and sauté for one minute. Stir in crushed chili flakes, ground cumin, ground turmeric, garam masala, red split lentils, minced garlic, grated ginger, salt, and bay leaf. Cook for another minute.
3. Pour in canned tomatoes, vegetable broth, and coconut milk. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to simmer. Let the dahl simmer for 25 minutes uncovered, stirring occasionally.
4. Once lentils are soft and fully cooked, add spinach and chopped cilantro. Allow spinach to wilt.
5. Cut the lime into four wedges. Serve dahl over rice in large bowls. Garnish with cilantro leaves and a wedge of lime.


Our Easy Quick Dahl is a flavorful and satisfying dish that's perfect for busy weeknights or cozy evenings at home. With its blend of aromatic spices, creamy coconut milk, and nutritious lentils, this dish is sure to become a staple in your recipe collection.


Treat yourself to the exotic flavors of India with our Easy Quick Dahl. Bursting with vibrant colors and bold flavors, this dish is a celebration of comfort and simplicity. So gather your ingredients, fire up the stove, and get ready to enjoy a taste of authentic Indian cuisine right in your own kitchen!



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Chef Julian, a celebrated chef from the Northeast, is renowned for his healthy recipes, including creative smoothies and low-calorie versions of popular dishes. He trained at the Culinary Institute of Vermont and enjoys taking his family on ski trips during the winter months.

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