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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.

Delicious Dhal

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes



  • 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.


A little natural yogurt or coconut cream on top of the dhal helps kids adjust to the spiciness.
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Course Appetizer, Dinner, Lunch, Main Course, Sauces, dips, and spreads, Side Dish, Snack, Special Occasion - Adult Party
Cuisine Indian
Keyword Dhal, Garam Masala, Red Lentils
Allergy Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Lactose Free, Peanut Free, Refined Sugar Free, Sesame Free, Soy Free, Wheat Free
Value Halal, Kosher, Vegan, Vegetarian

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About the Author: Georgia Harding

Georgia Harding is a Naturopath (20+ yrs exp.) author, mother and passionate health educator. On her website (Well Nourished) she shares fad-free health advice and intolerance/allergy friendly recipes to inspire people to live happy, healthy lives and create delicious food memories. Georgia is committed to supporting the health of this generation and especially loves to help parents feed their children ‘well’. She endeavours to simplify nutrition and make cooking nourishing meals achievable for everyone.

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