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This is a super tasty and really easy wholesome one pot red lentil dahl. It is as tasty as it is wholesome. I often make this dish as I’m making my kids lunch boxes in the morning and set it to come on at 5pm so that when I come home at 6pm dinner is ready! That is the joy of an instant pot!!! If you’re interested in getting one, click here for £30 off – both uk and Ireland! 

Spinach and Chickpea Dahl


This is a super tasty and really easy wholesome one pot red lentil dahl. It is as tasty as it is wholesome. I often make this dish as I'm making my kids lunch boxes in the morning and set it to come on at 5pm so that when I come home at 6pm dinner is ready! That is the joy of an instant pot!!

Takes

Serves 4

Ingredients
 

  • 400 g red lentils
  • 2 carrots
  • 1 onion
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 courgette
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1.25 litre veg stock
  • 400 g chickpeas
  • 2 tbsp tamari
  • 6 cherry tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp curry powder
  • 100 g baby spinach
  • salt and pepper

Garnish choices

  • kimchi, sauerkraut, chopped coriander, flaked almonds, avocado

Instructions
 

  • Peel and finely chop the onion and garlic cloves. Finely chop the carrot and the courgette into rounds, half the cherry tomatoes and drain and rinse the tin of chickpeas.
  • Add a few sprays of oil to the inner pot. Set your Instant pot to saute for 2 minutes. Add all the prepped veg to the pot along with a good pinch of salt and cook until the sauteing function is complete (we cook it while it is preheating also). Ensure to stir regularly during this so that your veg doesn’t stick to the bottom.
  • Once the sauteing cycle is complete, add all the remaining ingredients less the baby spinach (and salt and pepper to taste). Ensure you have the steam release set to sealed.
  • Select pressure cook for 10 minutes at high heat. Seal the lid and press start. Go enjoy doing something else for the 20 minutes or so while your instant pot is cooking you dinner!!Once it is finished cooking, open the steam release and allow all the pressure to leave fully.
  • Open the lid and stir in the baby spinach. Taste and season with salt and pepper to your taste.Serve and garnish with any of the garnishes that you have or take your fancy!!
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