Lentil Dahl

Lentils are a great source of fibre and this is a heartwarming staple to keep in your fridge. You can always serve it with some tandoori chicken on the side and is a real treat to come home to after a running session. This main meal is perfect if you have the mega munchies and need to kill off all those horrible cravings quickly.

Ingredients (Serves 2-4)

  • 300g red lentils
  • Thumb sized piece of fresh ginger
  • 3 garlic cloves finely chopped
  • 5 fresh tomatoes
  • Fresh spinach
  • 2 teaspoons ground garam marsala
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 2 teaspoons turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • Method

  • Wash the lentils in water
  • Cover with twice as much cold water in a large pan, and put on the hob on a medium heat
  • Spoon off any foam which will form on top of the water as the lentils come up to a simmer. You may need to add a little extra
  • water
  • Add the ginger, cut into fine matchsticks, and the tomatoes, chopped finely
  • Add the 2 teaspoons of turmeric
  • In a small frying pan, fry the chopped garlic and cumin seeds gently. When they have started browning off, add the garam masala and ground coriander for a few seconds, then tip into the lentil mix
  • Simmer for 40-50 minutes until the lentils are completely cooked
  • At the last minute, add the spinach and heat until it wilts
  • Serve with toasted wholemeal pitta, steamed rice, or simply on it's own
  • Lentil Dahl