Lentils are a super source of protein for vegans. I’m sure we’ve all heard the “but where do you get your protein?!” from and – whilst the answer is: “Many, many places”, lentils are one of the best ways!
Dhal (also spelt Dal, Daal, Dahl, however you want) is a super easy and tasty way to prepare lentils. This is my Mum’s recipe and cooks up in just 20 minutes or so to make a warm and cozy dinner. Serve it with pitta bread, chapati, or on top of rice.
- 200g red lentils
- 1 onion, chopped
- 1 garlic clove, chopped
- 1 chilli, chopped
- 1 tsp turmeric powder
- 1 tsp cumin powder
- 1 tsp ground coriander,
- 1/2 tsp garam masala
- In a saucepan, fry the onion, garlic, and chilli until softened.
- Stir through the spices and fry for another couple of minutes.
- Stir through the lentils, and pour over water until it is about 2cm over the lentils.
- Simmer the mixture for 15 minutes or until the water is all absorbed and the lentils are soft.