Coconut and Green Lentil Dahl – The Happy Pear

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This is one of our favourite dishes to make. We’ve been hopping off dahl for years now and it’s just hard to beat when you’re looking for a hearty wholesome dish to treat yourself to at dinner time.

500g green lentils
1 tin coconut milk
1 tin chopped tomatoes
1 red onion
2 garlic cloves
½ thumb-sized piece of ginger
1 large sweet potato
1 carrot
2 tbsp oil
1 tsp salt
4 tsp curry powder
2 tsp ground cumin
2 tsp ground coriander
1 tsp sweet paprika
4 tbsp tamari/soy sauce
Juice of 1 lime
Cherry tomatoes
1 pak choi
1.5 litres of water

-Chop onions (we used red simply for colour but regular onions work just as well).
-Heat pan on medium heat. Add 2 tbsp oil. Add chopped onion and stir occasionally.
-Roughly chop the garlic and grate the ginger and add to pot.
-Slice your sweet potato and carrot into medium size pieces and add to your pan along with 1 teaspoon of salt.
-Add your four measured spices into the heated mixture and stir it around for 2-3 minutes.
-Next up, the sauce! Pour one tin of coconut milk and one tin of chopped tomatoes into the pan, stir all the ingredients together and cook for 2 minutes.
-Add in 1.5 litres of water, the lentils, 4tbsp of tamari (or soy sauce) and the juice of one lime to the dish.
-Bring your pan to the boil and allow to simmer for 30-40 minutes, stirring every now and again until all the lentils are cooked.
-Finally, to make this dish vibrant looking and to add even more nutritional value, chop one head of pak choi and add this, along with the whole cherry tomatoes, to your pot.

All the best,
Dave & Steve.

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nicole young says:

dang u guys eating good

Gabriele Kennedy says:

Ha ha we do not have canned lentils in the US.. all lentils are dry

Angie T says:

Why do u call this dhal?. It is more like a soup

Dexter SED says:

This recipe looks lovely, but it shouldn't be named as dahl as none of the ingredients in here amount to the recipe for authentic dahl. This is a recipe for a lentil stew.

Miss Miss says:

Are they twins?

Kasey Pritchard says:


Manjula Niit says:

Beautiful recipe will try it one day 😋.Top it all you both look awesome.

Pavla Leniston says:

Made this yesterday and it was delicious. Thank you do much for the recipe.

Catherine Quaile says:

I know what i'am cooking for dinner tonight! 🍲😋

Mary Hinge says:

you didn't wash the lentils?

Louise Nolan Hehir says:

why does my mam make this

Francisco Caetano da Silva says:

I love Dahl, bought some lentils to make it and after looking a lot, finally found a recipe I want to try!

2075vj says:

OMG I have all the ingredients. Thinking of making it. Just concerned with the high fat content of the coconut milk. Thanks for sharing guys

G M says:

Listening to you guys is like therapy 👌🏻

Agnès A.C says:

Honestly, this is the best lentil recipe. I'm in love

Brain Dead says:

French green lentils or just green lentils?…

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