Lazy Lentil Dhal

Super simple
Super simple
Super simple
Super simple
0:45 m

A one-pot wonder our lazy lentil dhal is perfect for meal prepping, feeding the family, or those busy weekends when you want something hearty but effortless! We're all about simple suppers here, and the best thing about this dhal is that you just toss everything in and let it bake in the oven. Find the full recipe below!

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For the Dhal

<item-todo-done>250g red lentils<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>1 onion<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>30g piece of fresh ginger<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>3 cloves of garlic<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>2 green chilli<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>2 tsp cumin seeds<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>1 ½ tsp turmeric powder<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>1 400g cans cherry tomatoes<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>2 vegetable stock cube<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>3 blocks frozen spinach<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>1 400 ml tin of coconut milk<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>1 tsp salt<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>½ tsp black pepper<item-todo-done>

To Serve

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Before you start

Baking dish

Prepare the ingredients

  • Fill a large bowl with cold water, add the lentils and use your hands to rinse. Drain the water, and repeat once or twice until the water is clear. Or, rinse the lentils in sieve under cold running water
  • Peel and roughly chop the onion, ginger and garlic
  • Deseed and roughly chop the green chilli

For the dhal

  • Preheat the oven to 200*C fan setting
  • Place the lentils, onion, ginger, garlic and chilli in a baking dish, followed by the rest of the dahl ingredients.  Boil the kettle and pour 400ml of boiling water into the baking dish. Cover with foil and bake in the hot oven for 25 minutes. Carefully remove from the oven, take off the foil, stir, and return to the oven for another 15 minutes, or until the lentils are tender

Finish and serve

  • Finish the dhal with the juice from a lime. Taste and season with more salt and pepper if you would like
  • Serve with coconut yoghurt and flatbreads for dipping
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