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.
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!