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One-Pot Turmeric and Red Lentil Vegetarian Dal

Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Entrees
Product Type: Broths & Stocks
Specialty Diet: Vegetarian
Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp. coconut oil or ghee
  • 1 medium yellow onion diced
  • 4 gloves garlic diced
  • 2 tbsp. fresh ginger
  • 2 tsp. curry powder
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • 1/2 tsp. turmeric
  • 1/8 tsp. paprika
  • 1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups red lentils
  • 1 (14 oz.) can coconut milk
  • 2 cups Pacific Foods Organic Vegetable Broth
  • 4 large handfuls baby spinach
  • 1/4 tsp. sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper
  • 2 cups cooked quinoa or brown rice to serve
  • 1 cup cilantro chopped, to serve
  • 1 tsp. red pepper flakes to serve

Instructions

  • Add coconut oil or ghee to a large stockpot over medium heat. Add onion, garlic, and all spices.
  • Saute mixture together until onions and garlic are translucent and spices are fragrant, about 5 minutes.
  • Add red lentils, coconut milk, and vegetable broth.
  • Bring mixture to a simmer and reduce heat to medium-low.
  • Cook dal for 15-20 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes, or until mixture has thickened and lentils are tender.
  • Stir in spinach until gently wilted. Add sea salt and pepper, to taste.
  • Serve dal with cooked quinoa or brown rice, a handful of chopped cilantro, and a sprinkle of red chili flakes. Enjoy!