Cauliflower and Coconut Red Lentil Dal

Cauliflower and Coconut Red Lentil Dal Recipe

Quick cooking red lentils are a fantastic weeknight staple that pair beautifully with cauliflower. Coconut milk and Indian spices makes this dal a warm and filling main dish perfect for fall evenings. Garam masala is a lovely Indian spice blend available in most large grocery stores but if you can’t find it substitute coriander.

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Cauliflower and Coconut Red Lentil Dal Recipe
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Serves: 6-8 servings
  • 2 Tablespoons olive or coconut oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped finely
  • 2 Tablespoons minced fresh ginger
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric (or 2 teaspoons fresh grated)
  • ½ teaspoon garam masala (or ground coriander)
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 ½ cups red lentils
  • 1 – 14 oz. can coconut milk
  • 1 medium head cauliflower, cut into 1 inch florets
  • ½ bunch fresh cilantro, chopped
How To Make
  1. In a large skillet, heat the oil over medium high heat for 1 minute.
  2. Add the onions and cook for 5 – 6 minutes, stirring frequently until the onions are golden brown.
  3. Add the ginger, garlic, cumin, turmeric, garam masala and salt.
  4. Cook for another 1 minute, stirring constantly so the spices don’t burn.
  5. Add the lentils, cauliflower, water and coconut milk.
  6. Stir to combine.
  7. Increase the heat and bring the mixture to a boil.
  8. Reduce heat to a simmer and cover with a lid.
  9. Let cook for 15 -20 minutes until the lentils and cauliflower are tender.
  10. Divide mixture among 6 bowls and top with fresh, chopped cilantro.
Cauliflower and Coconut Red Lentil Dal Recipe

Cauliflower and Coconut Red Lentil Dal Recipe

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