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Creamy Coconut Dal
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Creamy Coconut Dal

By robertmartinot (GoodFood Community)
  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Total time
  • Easy
  • Serves 4
A light, well spiced dish with an oriental mix of flavours. This meal is rich is proteins and therefore a perfect alternative for meat in a balanced diet.


  • 2 tsp mustard seeds
  • 2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion , finely diced
  • 4 garlic cloves , crushed
  • 2 fresh green pepper
  • 2.5cm fresh root ginger , grated
  • 7 cardamom pods
  • 400g pre-cooked (canned) red or brown lentils , rinsed and drained
  • 400ml creamed coconut milk
  • *Save some of the liquid drained from the lentils!


  • STEP 1
    In a large saucepan, on a medium flame, add the olive oil and heat it up for a minute.
  • STEP 2
    Throw in the mustard and cumin seeds, let them pop but be careful not to burn them.
  • STEP 3
    Add the onions. Saute them for 3.min.
  • STEP 4
    Turn the flame down and add the garlic, ginger, chili and cardamon pods. Add in the liquid of the lentils and let it simmer till it thickens a little.
  • STEP 5
    Add the coconut cream and stir it in nicely. Let it simmer for 5 minutes. Then add in the lentils, some salt and pepper and you let it simmer for another 5 minutes.
  • STEP 6
    Serve and enjoy!

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