Delicious Dal

I make a lot of lentils. They’re so healthy and full of good nummy goodies.

Produce on Parade: Delicious Dal

Delicious Dal

Inspired by The Vegan Cookie Fairy

Serves 6

  • 1 Tbsp. coconut oil
  • 1 Tbsp. whole cumin seeds
  • 1 Tbsp. ground garam masala powder
  • 1 tsp. ground coriander
  • 2 medium yellow onions, chopped small
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 7 cups vegetable broth (or 3 cups water, 4 cups broth)
  • 1 head of broccoli (use the stem too, don’t waste it!), chopped small and let rest for 10 minutes
  • 1 yellow summer squash, chopped small
  • 3 celery stalks, chopped small
  • 2 cups dry lentils (or 3 cups lentils and no peas)
  • 1 cup dry split peas
  • 4 handfuls of baby kale or spinach


In a large pot, heat the coconut oil and add the cumin seeds, garam masala and coriander . Stirring, allow them to sizzle for a minute or two and then add the chopped onions. By the way, I got super excited when I found out about this spice jar cap. It’s a freaking pop-top people! How cool is that?? I was ecstatic! Is that weird?

Saute until translucent, then add the garlic and saute another two minutes. Add the remaining ingredients excluding kale and bring to a boil, then turn down to a simmer. Cook, uncovered for about 45 minutes or until most of the liquid has absorbed, stirring occasionally.


Serve alone or with bread or even over rice or quinoa. Garnish with cilantro.

Produce on Parade: Delicious Dal


6 thoughts on “Delicious Dal

  1. yum- We love Dal at our house. I usually do a cooking light version but I am definitely going to give this one a go!

Penny for your thoughts

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s