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Three Bowls Of Red Lentil Dahl And Rice

Vegan Red Lentil Dahl

$3.33 recipe | $0.83 serving
This vegan red lentil dahl is rich in vitamins, high in protein and fiber, tastes delicious, and is extremely cheap. Did we mention how easy it is to make?
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine Gluten-Free, Indian, Vegan
Servings 4 servings
Calories 402 kcal

Equipment

  • Large pot
  • Chef knife
  • Pressure cooker

Ingredients
 

Curry

  • 1 tbsp coconut oil ($0.12)
  • 1 medium yellow onion, diced ($0.24)
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced ($0.12)
  • 1 tbsp grated ginger ($0.03)
  • ½ medium bell pepper, diced ($0.41)
  • 28 oz diced tomatoes ($0.73)
  • ½ cup full-fat coconut milk ($0.27)
  • 2 cups water ($0.00)
  • 1 cup red lentils, uncooked ($0.51)
  • 2 tbsp coconut sugar ($0.09)
  • 2 tbsp red curry paste ($0.17)
  • 1 tsp turmeric ($0.01)
  • 1 tbsp cumin ($0.03)
  • 1 tbsp garam masala ($0.07)
  • 1 tbsp curry powder ($0.03)
  • Sea salt and pepper to taste ($0.02)

For Serving optional

  • 2 ¼ cups cooked basmati rice ($0.33)
  • Lime wedges ($0.09)
  • Chopped cilantro ($0.06)

Instructions
 

  • Add coconut oil to a large skillet or pot, and heat on medium. Once heated, add in diced onions and sauté for 2-3 minutes, or until turning translucent.
  • Next, add in garlic, ginger, bell peppers, curry paste, and other spices. Stir for another 3-4 minutes.
  • Rinse your rice and add it to a rice cooker or pressure cooker with the appropriate amount of water. Start cooking.
  • Once the vegetables and spices are fragrant, add in diced tomatoes, coconut milk, water, and coconut sugar, mixing well. Bring to a low boil, add in lentils, then cover with a lid and reduce heat to simmer.
  • Cook for approximately 20 more minutes, stirring occasionally until the lentils are cooked. Taste and adjust spices as needed.
  • Serve with a side of rice, cilantro, or lime wedges.

Notes

Opt to serve with brown rice for an even healthier alternative.
For a lower fat content, you can use lite coconut milk.
Keep in mind, all herbs & spices vary in their intensity and freshness. This is why it's important to start slow and taste as you go.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Vegan Red Lentil Dahl
Serving Size
 
1 serving
Amount per Serving
Calories
402
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
10
g
15
%
Saturated Fat
 
3
g
19
%
Trans Fat
 
0
g
Cholesterol
 
0
mg
0
%
Sodium
 
13
mg
1
%
Potassium
 
433
mg
12
%
Carbohydrates
 
59
g
20
%
Fiber
 
11
g
46
%
Sugar
 
14
g
16
%
Protein
 
16
g
32
%
Vitamin A
 
840
IU
17
%
Vitamin C
 
46.8
mg
57
%
Calcium
 
40
mg
4
%
Iron
 
0.24
mg
1
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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