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Healing Turmeric and Red Lentils Dhal

A hearty and comforting autumn dish with red lentils, using the healing powers of anti-inflammatory superstar turmeric.
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Curries&Stews
Cuisine: Vegan
Keyword: vegan
Servings: 3
Author: Ana Stanciu
Cost: $10


  • Medium saucepan


  • 2 cups red lentils
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • 2 cups hot water
  • 1 inch ginger piece peeled and grated
  • 1 onion finely diced
  • 2 garlic cloves crushed
  • 1 tsp coconut oil
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala
  • Coconut milk mixed seeds and fresh parsley leaves, to garnish
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper


  • Rinse the red lentils with cold water and let drain.
  • In a medium saucepan heat the coconut oil, add the onion, garlic, ginger and turmeric, and cook for two minutes, stirring frequently.
  • Add the lentils and water, bring to boil and let simmer for 15 minutes.
  • Add garam masala and coconut milk and mix to combine.
  • Let simmer for another five minutes, until all the liquid is absorbed and you obtain a porridge consistency.


Best served warm, garnished with fresh parsley leaves, mixed seeds and a few drops of coconut milk.