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For this week, I decided to spice things up with a traditional Indian recipe. It is about time we allow my Creamy Brown Lentil Dahl recipe its moment in the spotlight.
This lentil-based stew is rich, spiced, and comforting. It is your perfect speedy mid-week meal that presents the family with a taste I am sure they will appreciate. It is vegan, gluten-free, and simply perfect for when the soul craves a taste of home and warmth.
Oh and it is not about those awaited 5 minutes of fame, because this steamy recipe is here to impress. It will wow its way into your heart, taste buds, and hungry tummy in no time!
Creamy Brown Lentil Dahl
Do your remember as kids, during those stormy winter nights, how our noses would catch the aromatic smell of something mouthwatering, and lead us straight into the comforting arms of our moms cooking?
During my journey, I discovered that our sense of taste has a memory of its own; and mine tends to hang on to everything that reminds it of the comfort of home and warmth.
If I must search for an example to fall under tasty, comforting, filling, and healthy meals, then this Creamy Brown Lentil Dahl is definitely a perfect one!
It is quick, easy, and nothing short of a perfect good-for-the-body/ good-for- the-soul food. It works well in meal-prep, and will seep its way into your meal rotation plans.
Need a Convincing Push? I Got You!
If you are still hesitant on whether to bless your body with this divine Indian creation, then I have all the necessary tools that will make you fall head over heels!
This Creamy Brown Lentil Dahl recipe is 100% vegan and gluten free. It is high in fiber, plant-based, and has all the essential flavorful ingredients found in any pantry!
It is hassle-free, and the perfect solution for those days when luck prefers to sip coffee and enjoy you burning your sanity to ashes (literally); not to mention the convenience of being a filling budget-friendly meal.
To put it in simple words, there is nothing stopping you from digging your shiniest spoon in a bowl of this homemade Brown Lentil Dahl.
Vegan and Gluten Free Indian Meal
The best match to pair this Authentic Brown Lentil Dahl with would be a fluffy bowl of white rice or quinoa. You can even try a serving of some White Vermicelli Rice. The enchantingly golden vermicelli noodles are an additive flavorful touch to our favorite side dish.
You can also serve this dish with a bowl of fresh salad. The freshness would definitely balance out the spiced mixture of the recipe. You can try my Kale Dijon Salad, traditional Lebanese Tabbouli salad, or a simple mix of lettuce, red onions, and cucumber would suffice.
Finally, garnish your Brown Lentil Dahl with fresh herbs like cilantro or parsley, or a sprinkle of red chili flakes. Serve it with a selection of mixed pickles or yogurt, and you are ready to devour!
Are You Hooked Yet? Don’t Worry, You Will Be
A Fan of Lentil? Check This Out!
If your family was anything like mine, then a plate of some wild recipe with lentil as its main attraction would grace our dinner table at least once a week. So If you have developed a taste for lentils, then I suggest checking the following recipes!
Let’s start with a heart bowl of Red Lentil Soup. A satisfying bowl of hot soup is the winter season’s favorite buddy! Enjoy it in its simplicity, or infuse it with random flavors; it is super versatile.
Second comes my Vegetarian Lentil Shepard’s Pie. Now mind you this is not your regular Shepard’s pie, because mine is vegan and has an extra fluff I am sure you will enjoy! This one is a warm, wholesome, and hearty dish. And guess what? It is all for you!
Now it is time for some Middle Eastern infusion, and nothings beats my Lebanese Lentils and Rice recipe known as Mujadaret Roz. This one’s a classic! It is vegan, easy, and only requires the usage of some lentil, onion, and rice. Definitely worthy of attention!
Finally, a recipe that will warm your heart and lift your mood even on the coldest gloomiest days. My Mediterranean Lentil Soup recipe is a staple in the Lebanese cuisine. The mix of flavors of lentils, beef, onions, spices, and parsley is just heavenly. This one here lives rent-free in our hearts!
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Tips for Perfect Results!
Tip 1: Make sure you properly soak and drain your lentils to remove any debris or shriveled lentils.
Tip 2: If you feel like experimenting a bit, then add some extra vegetables to the mixture. You can add potatoes, tomatoes, or anything that seems a good fit.
Tip 3: If you are not looking for a vegan recipe, then you can substitute the coconut milk with cream.
Frequently Asked Questions
If you notice that your Dahl is too thick after cooking, then add a bit of water to thin out the mixture. You might have to cook it for an extra minute just in case to get the desired creamy consistency.
well, the right answer would be as long as you can. Try to soak your brown lentil for as long as your time allows.
Store your leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge. I should last you for a couple of days. This recipe is also suitable for freezing.
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The Ingredients You Need
- brown lentil
- colored pepper
- bouillon cubes
- coconut milk
Here’s What You Should Do!
First, soak lentils in hot water in a bowl. In a pot, sauté the onions for five minutes, then add the ginger, garlic, carrots and peppers and sauté for 2 minutes.
Then, add the soaked and washed lentils, bouillon cubes, spices, water, coconut milk, and salt to taste to the bowl. Allow the mixture to boil for 2 minutes and then simmer for 10 to 15 minutes.
Finally, enjoy with a side of warm rice or quinoa. Garnish with herbs like cilantro or parsley.
Other Recipes You Might Enjoy
- Zucchini Egg Skillet
- Crispy Air-Fried Sweet Potato Fries
- The Supreme Vegan Black Bean Burger
- Easy Stuffed Cabbage (Malfoof)
- Carrot and Sweet Potato Thai Soup
- Easy Fresh Guacamole Recipe
- Spicy Potato and Cilantro (Batata Harra)
- Pea and Carrot Stew (Bazella w Roz)
- Muhammara (Roasted Red Pepper and Walnut Dip)
- Smooth Vegan Hummus Recipe
The Final Result Is Just Drool-Worthy!
Creamy Brown Lentil Dahl (Vegan & Gluten-Free)
- 3 cups brown lentil, par boiled
- 1 large onion, diced
- 4 gloves garlic, minced
- 1 tsp ginger , ground or minced
- 1 cup carrots, diced
- 1 cup mixed color pepper , diced
- 2 vegetable bouillon cubes
- 3½ cups water
- 1 can coconut milk, 13.5 oz
- ½ teaspoon turmeric
- 1 ½ teaspoons cumin
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 1 ½ tablespoon curry
- ½ tablespoon salt
- Soak lentils in hot water in a bowl. In a pot sauté the onions for five minutes, then add the ginger, garlic, carrots and peppers, and sauté for 2 minutes.
- Add the soaked and washed lentils, bouillon cubes, spices, water, coconut milk, and salt to taste. Allowed to boil for 2 minutes, and then simmer for 10 to 15 minutes.
- Enjoy with a side of warm rice or quinoa. Garnish with herbs like cilantro or parsley.