Red Lentil Dahl

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Pulses are cheap and healthy. Apart from a high level of proteins, lentils also contain dietary fiber, Folate, vitamin B1, and minerals. Red (or pink) lentils contain a lower concentration of fiber than green lentils (11% rather than 31%).

Ingredients: (serves 4-5 people)
2 red onions
3 garlic cloves
1 tbsp curry paste
2 green chili peppers, sliced
1 cup red lentils
1 small can coconut milk
cilantro or parsley
1 lemon

Sauté the onions in olive oil for about 5 minutes. Add the sliced garlic and chili peppers. Cok for another 2 minutes.
Add the red lentils, coconut milk and 3 cups of water. Bring to the boil, cover and simmer for about 50 minutes. Check regularly and add more water if necessary.
Add chopped cilantro or parley before serving. Serve with rice or naan and lemon wedges.

3 thoughts on “Red Lentil Dahl

  1. Sounds tasty. I have been making lentils a lot the past few weeks, and all those ingredients sound like they are wonderful compliments to lentils. I’ve never cooked with coconut milk, however.

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