Coconut Lentil Lime Dhal
Dhal is a staple part of the Indian vegetarian diet. This delicious dhal offers a wonderful mix of flavours including zesty lime, creamy coconut and the palate cleansing flavours of fresh coriander and mint leaves. Dhal makes a delicious main course, or can be served as a side dish. Enjoy this comforting Indian curry that’s naturally vegan and gluten free.
250 grams split mung lentils (or any other lentils), rinsed well
440 millilitres coconut milk
6 chopped spring onions
1 inch fresh ginger, finely chopped
2 teaspoons ground coriander seeds
1 bunch chopped coriander
Juice and zest of a lime
4 leaves chopped kaffir lime
Fry the ground coriander, fresh ginger and spring onions in the coconut oil until sizzling and releasing a fantastic smell.
Stir in the lentils, add 250ml of water, and simmer for 20 minutes.
Add the coconut milk and simmer for a further 20 minutes.
Remove from the heat and add the lime zest and juice, lime leaves, coriander leaves and mint leaves, along with a pinch of salt. Leave to stew for 15 minutes, before serving with rice or noodles.