Yellow Lentil Dal (easy indian lentil soup – vegan)

Hey my dears, 🤗

… and just like that, winter is still in Germany. Due to these cold temperatures that seem to make everyone freezing, I thought it might be good idea to share a recipe of this delicious vegan yellow lentil dal which definitely warm you up.
I mean what is even better than enjoying a warming meal while wearing cozy clothes and fleecy socks cuddled up under a blanket on the sofa?! I think there is nothing better than that! 😍

This yellow lentil dal is, of course, quick and easy to make. It doesn’t require a lot of ingredients and can be ready to eat in under 30 minutes.
Moreover you can also store it in the fridge and take it to work or university with you on the next day or you can easily freeze it, so you have always a delicious soup in stock to defrost when you feel cold.

I love lentils because they’re very rich in micro nutrients like magnesium and iron as well as in macro nutrients like carbohydrates and protein, so they nourish your body perfectly.

Also now let’s start with the recipe of this healthy, delicious and nourishing yellow lentil dahl! 🙌🏻

Ingredients:

  • 150gr yellow lentils
  • about 300ml vegetable broth
    For the Dal:
  • 1 small onion
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • a small piece of ginger
  • 1 tbsp vegan butter (or oil)
  • ½ tsp turmeric
  • ½ tsp coriander
  • ½ tsp cumin
  • ¼ tsp chopped chili (or ½ tsp paprika powder)
  • ¼ tsp garam masala (or curry powder)
  • 125ml coconut milk
  • ½ lemon, juice
  • (salt, pepper)
  • a bit of sugar
    Topping:
  • fresh parsley
  • cashew nuts
  • more chili

Instructions:

  1. Peel onion, garlic and ginger and chop them finely.
  2. Heat the butter (or oil) in a saucepan and add chopped onions, garlic and ginger along with the spices and seasonings. Sautée everything for about 5 minutes.
  3. Add vegetable broth and lentils, bring to the boil, reduce the heat and let it simmer for about 15 minutes.
  4. As soon as the lentils absorbed most of the liquid, stir in coconut milk.
  5. Season with lemon juice, pepper, salt and a bit of sugar to desired taste.
  6. Allow to steam for a few minutes more, until lentils are soft.
  7. Add some more water or coconut milk, if necessary.
  8. Garnish with fresh chopped parsley, cashew nuts and chili as desired.
  9. Serve with fresh baked naan bread or with rice or just pure, however you like.
  10. Enjoy! 🙂

6 Comments

  1. 18. January 2018 / 3:55

    This lentil dal looks incredible; such a great comfort food! I love that you included healthy and flavorful spices like turmeric, coriander, and cumin. Amazing recipe Bianca 🙂

    • fitness_bianca 18. January 2018 / 11:21

      Thank you so much Ela!😊🙏🏻
      I‘m happy that you like the recipe!
      Mich love,
      Bianca 😘❤️

  2. 19. January 2018 / 1:45

    I love cozy comfort food like this! And love the way you’ve style it – the sliced chili peppers on top are so cute!

    • fitness_bianca 22. January 2018 / 11:25

      Hi nisha 😊
      Thank you!
      I‘m happy that you like the recipe and picture 🤗
      Much love,
      Bianca ❤️

  3. Regina
    12. February 2018 / 17:21

    Incredible! I added extra spices and could have eaten the whole pot. The cashews we’re great. Thanks for sharing!

    • fitness_bianca 13. February 2018 / 16:44

      Thank you Regina🙏🏻
      So glad that you liked the recipe 😊😘

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