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Recipe: Cauliflower and Lentil Dahl

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Try this healthy, vegetarian Lentil and Cauliflower Dahl recipe for Meatless Monday. We love this authentic Indian dish for lunch and dinner.

Try this healthy, vegetarian Lentil and Cauliflower Dahl recipe for Meatless Monday. We love this authentic Indian dish for lunch and dinner. MarlaMeridith.com
Yields1 Serving
Prep Time5 minsCook Time20 minsTotal Time25 mins
 2 tbsp coconut oil
 1 large yellow onion, finely chopped
 2 garlic cloves, minced
 3 tbsp medium-hot Indian curry paste
 1 cup dried red lentils
 3 1/4 cups low sodium vegetable broth
 4 cups cauliflower, cut into florets
 1 cup sliced mushrooms
 3/4 cup frozen peas
 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
 salt and pepper to taste
 more freshly chopped cilantro, plain yogurt and naan bread for serving
1

Heat the coconut oil in a 12 inch cast iron skillet over medium heat. Cook the onion, garlic and curry paste until fragrant and softened about 5 minutes.

2

Add the lentils and stir to combine. Add the stock and tomato paste. Bring to a boil then simmer over low heat for 15 minutes.

3

Turn the heat back to medium, add in the cauliflower and simmer covered for 8-10 minutes until the vegetables are tender.

4

Add the peas and mushrooms during the last two minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Stir in the fresh cilantro.

5

Sprinkle the fresh cilantro over the top. Serve with yogurt and warmed naan bread.

Ingredients

 2 tbsp coconut oil
 1 large yellow onion, finely chopped
 2 garlic cloves, minced
 3 tbsp medium-hot Indian curry paste
 1 cup dried red lentils
 3 1/4 cups low sodium vegetable broth
 4 cups cauliflower, cut into florets
 1 cup sliced mushrooms
 3/4 cup frozen peas
 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
 salt and pepper to taste
 more freshly chopped cilantro, plain yogurt and naan bread for serving

Directions

1

Heat the coconut oil in a 12 inch cast iron skillet over medium heat. Cook the onion, garlic and curry paste until fragrant and softened about 5 minutes.

2

Add the lentils and stir to combine. Add the stock and tomato paste. Bring to a boil then simmer over low heat for 15 minutes.

3

Turn the heat back to medium, add in the cauliflower and simmer covered for 8-10 minutes until the vegetables are tender.

4

Add the peas and mushrooms during the last two minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Stir in the fresh cilantro.

5

Sprinkle the fresh cilantro over the top. Serve with yogurt and warmed naan bread.

Recipe: Cauliflower and Lentil Dahl

~ Marla Meridith

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