Recipe: Mixed vegetable dahl

By Angela Casley

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Mixed vegetable dahl. Photo / Babiche Martens
Mixed vegetable dahl. Photo / Babiche Martens

Serves 4

• 2 Tbsp oil
• 2 medium onions, chopped
• 2 cloves garlic, crushed
• 2 Tbsp grated ginger
• 1 Tbsp black mustard seeds
• 3 tsp cumin
• 3 tsp coriander
• 1 tsp turmeric
• 1 cup lentils
• 1 cup split peas
• 3 cups chopped vegetables, eg mushrooms, beans, courgettes, peppers
• 1 400g tin chopped tomatoes
• 2 cups vegetable stock
• 1 420g tin chickpeas
• 1 cup coconut cream
• ½ cup chopped coriander


1. In a heavy-based saucepan heat the oil to a medium heat and fry the onions and garlic until soft.

2. Add the ginger, mustard seeds, cumin, coriander and turmeric, and fry for 1-2 minutes until fragrant.

3. Add the lentils, split peas, vegetables, tomatoes and stock. Simmer for 30 minutes or until the pulses are just soft (al dente).

4. Add the chickpeas, coconut cream and coriander and heat through. Serve garnished with extra coriander, with roti or naan bread.

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