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Quick easy Dahl for weight loss

Yields4 ServingsCook Time5 minsTotal Time5 mins

Here’s a wonderful low fat lentil Dahl that takes 5 mins to make, costs €5 to feed 4 and is perfect for anyone wanting to stay in shape or lose weight - it’s soothing, warming and oh so tasty.

 3 cloves of garlic
 ½ thumb sized piece of ginger
 5 scallions/spring onions
 1 tin cooked chickpeas (400g)
 1 tin cooked lentils (400g)
 1 handful of spinach
 1 tin chopped tomatoes (400g)
 200 ml vegetable stock
 juice of 1 limes
 1 tbsp maple syrup
 bunch of coriander
 10 cherry tomatoes
 1 tbsp curry powder
 1 tsp turmeric
 2 tsp ground cumin
 ½ tsp fennel seeds
 2 tbsp tamari/soy sauce
 ½ tsp black pepper
 pinch of salt to season
 wholemeal pittas to serve
Serving suggestions
 toasted wholemeal pittas/ fresh coriander

Drain and rinse the chickpeas and lentils


Heat a large nonstick pan on high heat


Finely chop the garlic and ginger, Chop scallions, half the cherry tomatoes. Pick the coriander leaves and finely chop the stalks


Add the cumin seeds and fennel seed to the pan and heat for 30 seconds, add the rest of the spices and cook for another 20 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 cherry tomatoes to the pan and a pinch of salt


Add the drained lentils, chickpeas, tin of chopped tomatoes, and 300ml of 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 and chilli flakes if you like. Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts

Servings 4