Cheats Carrot Dhal

Cheats Carrot Dhal

SERVES: 2 | PREP TIME: 5 min | COOK TIME: 30 min

Nutrition information per person: 570 calories / 59g carbs / 22g fat / 24g protein

Typically, you would slow cook dhal, with whole freshly ground spices. However, this one-pan version is full of flavour and takes just 30 minutes. This speedy dish is also highly nutritious. Carrots are loaded with beta-carotene, a form of Vitamin A which supports healthy skin and our immune system. The combination of lentils and rice also provide a complete protein source.

I really like a bowl of this dhal for breakfast if I have any leftover (without the rice).

Carrot DhalIngredients:

1 onion
2 cloves of garlic
1 thumb of ginger
1 red chilli
1 tsp curry powder
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp cumin powder
1 tsp ground coriander
200ml coconut milk
500ml vegetable stock
160g red split lentils
3 carrots
80g spinach
To serve:
80g brown rice
2 tbsp coconut yoghurt
Flaked almonds


1. Prepare your rice as per cooking instructions.

2. Finely dice the onion, garlic, ginger and chilli.

3. Add 1 tbsp oil (preferably coconut oil) to a large pan on a medium heat and sauté the onion, garlic, ginger and chilli for 10 minutes.

4. Add the spices for a further 3 minutes until they become aromatic.

5. Add the coconut milk, vegetable stock and lentils into the same pan. Bring to the boil and reduce to simmer for 15-20 minutes with a lid on.

6. Meanwhile peel and grate the carrots and add to the dhal for the last 5 minutes of cooking.

7. Remove from the heat, stir through the spinach, add the juice of half of the lime, and put the lid back on for a couple of minutes until wilted.

8. Serve with brown rice, and a dollop of coconut yoghurt with the flaked almonds and some coriander, extra lime and fresh chilli if you fancy!


 Recipe by Founded Nutrition. @founded_nutrition