Red Lentil Dahl
Ever since we had a running friend stay with us for a few weeks the other month, I’ve been looking differently at how I come up with new recipes. And when I say differently – I mean REALLY easy! It was definitely an eye opener to see how bachelors eat and cook. I realized I needed to come up with a lot more 6-ingredient recipes for 1 serving or at least the ability to make it into a 1 serving meal.
With this in mind, I came up with an easy red lentil dahl recipe. Lentils cook super fast and with the magic of a good madras curry powder, you can add a ton of flavor without a ton of ingredients. I did end up breaking the 6-ingredient rule though by adding in some sweet potatoes. I just couldn’t help myself ;). I sorta jest because when I’m eating vegan meals, I need more bulk/body so it actually satiates me. I hate eating vegetarian or vegan then to only find myself starving an hour later!
Luckily it doesn’t really change the ease of this curry dish. You spend maybe 2-3 minutes extra dicing the sweet potatoes. No biggy in my book! Just make sure you have everything laid out before you start so it moves quickly. And always remember – season each layer you cook!
Enjoy and remember to Pin for later!
Red Lentil and Sweet Potato Dahl
- 1 cup red lentils
- 1 sweet potato
- 2 cups water
- 1 small yellow onion
- 3 cloves of garlic
- 1 thumb knob ginger
- 1 serrano chile pepper
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil or olive oil
- 1 - 15 ounce can crushed tomatoes
- 2 tablespoon good quality curry powder
- Serve with Basmati rice
- Get everything in place. Chop the onion, dice the potato, mince the garlic and ginger.
- Heat a pot to medium heat with the oil. Add in the onion and potato. Season with a touch of curry and salt. Sauté for 3-4 minutes. Add in the pepper and the ginger. Sauté for another 2 minutes. Then add in the garlic, a touch more salt and curry. Sauté for about 1 minute. Add in the lentils and coat. Then add in water and the tomatoes. Stir, season with more curry, cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes. Wait to add more salt until the end.
- Taste to see if the lentils are soft. If so, add in a touch more salt and adjust the curry seasoning to your liking. Serve with some hot basmati rice.