5 min dahl

5 Weight loss Dahl

This is a low calorie, super easy Dahl. It is one of our most popular recipes! Enjoy served with toasted pitta breads and some brown rice 🙂


Serves 4


  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 1 small piece of ginger ½ thumb sized piece
  • 5 scallions / spring onions
  • 1 x 400g tin of chickpeas
  • 1x 400g tin of cooked lentils
  • 1 handful of baby spinach
  • 1X 400g tin of chopped tomatoes
  • 200 ml veg stock
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 small bunch of coriander
  • 10 cherry tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp curry powder
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • ½ tsp fennel seeds
  • 2 tbsp tamari
  • pinch of salt to season
  • wholemeal pittas to serve
  • toasted wholemeal pittas / fresh coriander


  • Drain and rinse the chickpeas and lentils.
  • Heat a large nonstick pan on high heat.
  • Peel and finely chop the garlic and ginger. Chop the scallions/spring onions and chop the cherry tomatoes in half. Pick the coriander leaves and finely chop the stalks.
  • Put a large non-stick pan on a high heat. Add the cumin seeds and fennel seed to the pan and heat for 30 seconds.
  • Add the chopped spring onions, garlic and ginger to the pan, reduce the heat to medium and cook for 2-3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the remaining spices (ground cumin, curry powder, turmeric) and cook for another 20 seconds.
  • Add the cherry tomatoes to the pan and a pinch of salt.
  • Add the drained lentils, chickpeas, tin of chopped tomatoes, and 300ml of veg stock and stir well.
  • Add the tamari / soy sauce, spinach and maple syrup and lime juice. Bring to a boil then lower heat to a simmer for 2 minutes. Add in the chopped coriander before you serve, taste before serving and season if needed.
  • Serve with your pittas and some fresh coriander leaves and chilli flakes if you like. Enjoy!


Keyword easy dinner, plant-based, vegan
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