Dal is one of those dishes that’s so warming you want to curl up in your bathrobe and eat it with the fireplace on. This dish can be super complex or super easy and in my experience there is 1,000 ways to make it! Regardless, it’s a very inexpensive, high protein dish that is packed with flavor. I freakin’ love every version of it I’ve ever tried. Here is one of my versions, I hope you love it!

Serves 3-4


The Method:

  1. In a small to medium sized pot or saucepan add half of the oil over medium heat.

  2. Then add the shallots, garlic and a pinch of salt.

  3. Stir well for about 2 minutes.

  4. Add the lentils, water and grated sweet potato.

  5. Cover and cook for about 30 minutes checking on it every so often and stirring.

  6. While lentils are cooking, In a separate saucepan, add the rest of the oil, and the spices. Toast over low-medium heat for a minute.

  7. Add cherry tomatoes, and cook for about 5 minutes until softened.

  8. Add the tomato mixture to the cooked lentils.

  9. Add the lemon, and taste for salt.

  10. Eat with cooked black rice, or quinoa.

The Goods:

  • 2 tbsp coconut oil, separated

  • 1 shallot, minced

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 cup lentils (rinsed)

  • 2 1/2 cups veggie stock

  • 1 small sweet potato, peeled and grated

  • 1 tsp cumin

  • 1 tbsp turmeric

  • 1 cup chopped cherry tomatoes

  • 2 cups cooked black rice


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