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Ayurvedic Red Lentil Dahl Recipe (Vegan, Gluten Free)

This Ayurvedic dahl with red lentils is creamy, delicious, and has some heat! Loaded with fresh vegetables, spices, and served over basmati rice.

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We love dahl around this homestead!  I used to buy pre-made dahl from Trader Joes and add veggies, but making a large pot of ayurvedic dahl from scratch is incredible easy and cost effective! This recipe makes a lot of dahl, so it perfect for meal prepping dinners or lunches for the week.  One of the great thing about this dahl is how low maintenance it is – and since its a one-pot meal its easy to clean up.

This is also a great week-night meal because we have all the ingredients on hand, so it can be put together quickly.  Is a fantastic vegetarian or vegan pantry staple recipe! And its great over rice – so by the time your brown rice is done in the rice cooker, the dahl will be ready too!

This Red Lentil Ayurvedic Dahl Recipe Is:

  • Bright
  • Fresh
  • Simple
  • Loaded with Flavor
  • Perfectly Spiced
  • Sweet
  • Vegan, Gluten Free, and Dairy Free
  • Great for an Easy Weeknight Meal!

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Make this Dahl with Frozen Vegetables For a Weeknight Win!

I used frozen vegetables for this ayurvedic dahl recipe instead of fresh – but either works perfectly in this recipe. This is a great way to transform extra sweet potatoes into a bright and healthy dish the whole family can enjoy. By using freezer ingredients, I can stock up when they are on sale, and use them in all kinds of great dishes. It saves me a trip to the store, and I can have amazing dahl in no time. Check out all my recipes that use Freezer Ingredients on The Herbeevore – great for those nights when you want dinner ready fast! And check out my Top 125 Plant-Based Pantry Staples for long-lasting staples that I always keep on hand.

What’s In This Red Lentil Dahl?

Easy Weeknight Lentil Dal Recipe

This red lentil butternut squash dahl is what I call an Easy Weeknight Meal – which is on your table in about 30 minutes.  These quick and simple recipes are perfect for those nights when you want a healthy homecooked meal but don’t want to spend hours in the kitchen. I have a whole section of The Herbeevore dedicated to Easy Weeknight Meals, that are great for the whole family. From soups and stews, to pastas and proteins – a healthy meal can be on your table in no time.  Even faster than ordering takeout!

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How Do I Make this Red Lentil Dahl?

  1. In a large pot, heat the oil and sauté the onion and garlic for 3 minutes on low.  Add the sweet potatoes, bell pepper and sauté for 5 more minutes.
  2. Add lentils, coriander, turmeric, curry powder, ginger, tomatoes, soy sauce, coconut milk, and water to the pot.  Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to low.  Continue to cook for 30 more minutes, stirring occasionally until lentils and sweet potatoes become soft.
  3. When the dahl begins to thicken, take a whisk and break down the sweet potato to combine with the lentils.
  4. Serve over rice and top with fresh herbs and red pepper flakes, if using.

Other Vegan Indian Dishes You’ll Love

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Get the Same Ingredients For This Vegan and Gluten Free Dahl Recipe!

I got the fresh produce for this recipe from my garden and from my Misfits Market box – they sell all organic produce at a super discounted price, and it’s purchased direct from the farmers. We get Misfit Market boxes every month and love picking out our favorite seasonal produce for delivery.  You can get $10 off your first box by clicking here!

 

 

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Ayurvedic Red Lentil Dahl

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This spicy ayurvedic red lentil dahl is creamy and has some heat! A great vegan pantry staple recipe that you can make anytime and serve over rice or riced vegetables.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine Ayurvedic, Indian
Servings 8
Calories 242 kcal

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • In a large pot, heat the coconut oil and sauté the onion and garlic for 3 minutes on low.  Add the sweet potatoes, bell pepper and sauté for 5 more minutes.
  • Add lentils, coriander, turmeric, curry powder, ginger, tomatoes, soy sauce, coconut milk, and water to the pot.  Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to low.  Continue to cook for 30 more minutes, stirring occasionally until lentils and sweet potatoes become soft.
  • When the dahl begins to thicken, take a whisk and break down the sweet potato to combine with the lentils.
  • Serve over rice and top with fresh herbs and red pepper flakes, if using.

Notes

I got the fresh produce for this recipe from my garden and from my Misfits Market box - they sell all organic produce at a super discounted price, and it’s purchased direct from the farmers. We get Misfit Market boxes every month and love picking out our favorite seasonal produce for delivery.  You can get $10 off your first box by clicking here!

Nutrition

Calories: 242kcalCarbohydrates: 33gProtein: 11gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 7gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 105mgPotassium: 667mgFiber: 13gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 4556IUVitamin C: 28mgCalcium: 64mgIron: 5mg
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