Cauliflower & Spinach Dahl Recipe

By Healthy Lunch Box

Cauliflower & Spinach Dahl Recipe

Cauliflower & Spinach Dahl Recipe. This quick and easy vegan Dahl is sure to be a hit with school lunches.

Serves: 4

Preparation time: 5 minutes

Cooking time: 35 minutes



1 tbsp olive oil

1 tbsp mustard seeds

1 red onion, diced

3 cloves garlic, minced

1 tbsp fresh ginger, grated

1 tbsp curry powder

1 tsp turmeric

½ tsp ground coriander

⅓ tsp paprika

4 ½ cups vegetable stock

1 cup dried red lentils

1 can chickpeas, drained & rinsed

2 cups cauliflower florets

2 cups baby spinach

¼ cup fresh coriander

Naan bread or steamed rice


Heat a large saucepan over a medium heat and add the olive oil. When hot, add the mustard seeds and cook for one minute.

Add the onion, garlic, ginger and sauté for 5 minutes. Add the curry powder, turmeric, ground coriander and paprika and sauté for a further minute. Add the stock, lentils and chickpeas and stir to combine.

Bring to a simmer and then cover and reduce heat to medium low. Cook for 20 minutes and then fold through the cauliflower. Cover again and cook for another 8 minutes. Add the spinach and fold through.

Top with fresh coriander and serve with Naan bread or steamed rice.

2 serves of vegies in each serve of this recipe.



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