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Red Lentil and Cauliflower Dhal

Full of aromatic flavour, this vegan dhal is the perfect comfort food for a chilly evening.

How long will it take?

45 minutes

What’s the serving size?

Serves 4

What do I need?

  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 large brown onions, finely chopped
  • 1 medium sweet potato, finely diced
  • 1 tbsp ginger, grated
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 red chilli, seeds removed if desired
  • 1 cup red lentils
  • 2 tsp ground coriander
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 cup canned tomatoes, chopped roughly
  • 1 cup cauliflower florets

How do I make it?

  1. Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium-low heat. Add onion and sauté until softened. Add sweet potato and sauté for 5 minutes. Add grated ginger and garlic, stir and reduce heat to low.
  2. Finely dice chilli and add to saucepan with lentils, cumin, ground coriander, turmeric and ground ginger. Add tomatoes and 4 cups of water and stir well to combine. Increase heat to a boil, then reduce until mixture is at a simmer. Cook for 20 minutes uncovered, then add cauliflower, stir and cook for a further 10 minutes.
  3. Season with salt to taste and continue to simmer until the mixture has thickened, about 10 minutes. Use a stick blender to give a quick blitz to lentils and sweet potato.
  4. Serve dhal in bowls, sprinkled with fresh coriander.

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