Recipe thanks to wellnourished.com.au.
This quick and easy dhal recipe is great for a last minute meal, serve it with rice or quinoa and a big leafy salad, or some steamed vegetables and you have a nutritionally balanced meal.
In a medium sized pot, over a low to moderate heat, add a little coconut oil or ghee. Sauté the onion, garlic, ginger and spices for 2-3 minutes.
Add the grated carrot, zucchini, tomatoes, lentils, coconut milk, water (or stock) and almond meal. Season well, stir and leave to simmer for 15 to 20 minutes until the lentils are cooked and most of the moisture is absorbed.
Finish with coriander leaves and lime. Season again if necessary (sea salt lifts the flavours in this so make sure you add it).
I always serve this with brown rice or quinoa and either fresh or dried chilli so the heat can be adjusted by each individual.
TIP A little natural yogurt or coconut cream on top of the dhal helps kids adjust to the spiciness.
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