Easy Weeknight Pumpkin Dahl (Vegan + Gluten Free) – Health and Fitness Recipes

Easy Weeknight Pumpkin Dahl (Vegan + Gluten Free)

This is my go-to weeknight dahl recipe! Mainly because it’s super easy to make and I don’t know about you but I usually like to make quick meals during the week. A big batch of this delicous dahl will probably last you a few days and is perfect to take to lunch or to enjoy the following few nights.

Whats the health benifits?

Well the main reason I love dahl (besides being increadibly delishh) is its made using red lentils and lentils= high fibre!

I’m all about eating high fibre food in my diet for a number of reasons… It helps lower cholesterol, is great for your digestive health by preventing constipation and digestive disorders, will help stabilize blood sugar levels as it’s slow digesting which is especially great for diabetes. Lenitls are also a great source of protein!

Enjoy the goodness xx

Serves 4-5

Prep time: 5 mins Cook time: 15-20mins

​What you will need to Gather:

  • 1 medium white onion
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 1/4  cup fresh grated ginger
  • 2 tbsp. curry powder (mild)
  • 2 tbsp. nutritional yeast
  • 1/2 veggie stock cubed (try to find reduced salt)
  • 1 cup red lentils (best soaked in water for 6-8 hours as they cook faster)
  • 3 cups pumpkin or sweet potato, cut into cubes
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 can (400mls) coconut milk
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1-2 handfuls of fresh spinach leaves

Chilli flakes

How to make:

1. Finely dice the onion
and add it to a medium to large saucepan or crock-pot. Add in a small amount or
water or olive oil and cook on a medium heat until soft.

2. Add garlic, curry
powder, and ginger and stir into the onion (you may need to add more water at this
stage as it starts to stick). Add lentils, nutritional yeast, stock cube and
water and stir together then add pumpkin, coconut milk and tomatoes. Let simmer
on a low heat for 15-20 mins or until pumpkin is very soft with lid half on
stirring occasionally so it doesn’t stick to bottom.

3. Once it’s cooked, turn
off heat mash the pumpkin with spoon so it’s all combined and add in spinach

4. Serve with brown or
white basmati rice and add toppings! Store left overs in fridge. Also perfect
to take to lunch the next day.

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