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Day 16 - How To Make a Deliciously Decadent Dahl #22DayChallenge

Updated: Aug 3, 2020

My favourite recipe from The Ultimate 4 Week Vegan Cooking Course (which I wrote about on Day 8 of my blog) is the Dahl.

It is dreamy, delicious, decadent and this recipe will feed 4-6 people or you can store some for another time. It is packed full of taste and nutrition so your body will love it too. It is another one of their 10 minute dishes which I have altered to suit my own taste which I encourage you to do the same. I let it simmer for around 20 minutes so everything is softened and absorbed. Recipe and instructions are below..


  • Scallion (Spring Onion) x 4

  • Clove of Garlic x 3

  • Fresh Ginger (thumb-sized piece)

  • Red Chilli x 2

Prep all the ingredients and add a tablespoon of olive oil to your wok. Once the wok is heated add these ingredients and cook for 3-4 minutes so the ingredients become activated.

  • 1 tsp Ground Cumin

  • 1 tsp Smoked Paprika

  • 2 tbsp Curry Powder

  • ½ tsp Ground Black Pepper

  • 1 tsp Salt

Invite the spices and seasoning to the party and add a splash of water to stir it all into a paste and let it work it's magic for another 3 minutes

  • 400ml Veg Stock

  • 1 x 400ml Tin of Coconut Milk

Now it's time to add the liquid ingredients, I add the stock first

  • 250 gm of Red Lentils

  • 250 gm of Chickpeas

  • 15 Cherry Tomatoes

This is the main body of the meal, I love to wash and add the cherry tomatoes in whole as they just burst in your mouth full of flavour and it just adds an extra layer of excitement and colour to this dish. Allow it to cook for another 10 minutes

  • 2 tbsp Tamari or Soy Sauce if you don't have any

  • Juice of ½ lime

These both give it another layer of flavour. Add them during the 10 minutes cooking time in the last section and give them some breathing space I usually wait 3 minutes before adding the lime juice after the tamari.

This is a dead easy dish, packed full of flavour that has become a firm family favourite. Hope you enjoy it as much as we do!!

DAILY TIP #1: Make sure to soak your chickpeas and lentils the night before.

DAILY TIP #2: This may sound controversial but I also cook one cup of rice and add it to the dish to let it absorb all the flavour. I do this with my pasta dishes as well and have been doing this for 2 years and have never looked back

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