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Chickpea and Lentil Dhal with Cauliflower Rice

Updated: Mar 12

Chickpea and Lentil Dhal
Chickpea and Lentil Dhal

This chickpea and lentil dhal packs in lots of protein and is very easy to make so is perfect as a nutritious and easy weekday meal.

INGREDIENTS (serves 4)

  • 1 tsp turmeric

  • 1 tsp chilli powder

  • 2 tsp ground cumin

  • 1 tbsp coconut oil

  • 1 red onion, roughly chopped

  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed

  • 3 cm fresh ginger, grated

  • 1 x 400ml can coconut milk

  • 1 x 400g can chickpeas, drained

  • 150g dried red lentils

  • 100g spinach

  • salt and pepper


  • Put the dry spices in a frying pan, and dry-fry for 1 min with a pinch of salt.

  • Heat the oil over a medium heat with the spices for 1 min, add the onion and saute for 5 mins.

  • Add the garlic and ginger and stir-fry for a few mins.

  • Pour in the coconut milk with a pinch of salt and pepper.

  • Add the drained chickpeas and the lentils. Cook, covered, for 20 mins.

  • For the last 5 mins, drop in the spinach and stir, so it wilts in with the mix.

  • Serve with cauliflower rice or brown rice.

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