What could be more warming and nutritious on a cold winter’s day then a heart-warming bowl of dhal? With an abundance of natural healing properties from a beautiful selection of aromatic spices and herbs. A complete protein dish topped with yoghurt which is packed with probiotics, essential for a healthy microbiome. Ginger is a key ingredient – gingerol being the main bioactive compound, is responsible for much of its medicinal properties including powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects. These properties are most potent when raw which is why I always add the fresh ginger at the end of cooking. I hope you enjoy making this very easy and nutritious dish for the whole family.as I especially do for my friends.
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Dahl Ingredients | serves 6-8
1 onion – diced
¼ tsp fennel seeds
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp ground turmeric or 3 tsp fresh
2 tsp curry powder
1 tsp ground coriander
2 medium carrots – diced
1 celery stalk – sliced
10cm leek – sliced fine
5 mushrooms – sliced
2 small–medium zucchini – diced
1 litre cooked crushed tomato (or 3 tins crushed tomato plus 1 tsp tomato paste)
1 ½ cups split red lentils – soaked for 1 hour
1 lime – Tahitian or kaffir (plus the juice of 1 lime if required at the end to season with instead of salt)
Kohlrabi, although it looks very much like a turnip, is actually a brassica vegetable and related to cabbage, broccoli and cauliflower. It is very versatile and can be eaten raw or cooked. Kohlrabi is extremely high in vitamin C and other antioxidants, so it’s perfect to enjoy raw as per this recipe.
1 small red capsicum
1 small yellow capsicum
1 small carrot
1 stick celery
¼ cucumber – seeds removed
½ tomato – diced
½ tsp dill – chopped
½ tsp parsley – chopped
1. Julienne or shred the kohlrabi and soak with a dash of ACV and water for 10 minutes, then strain.
2. Julienne or shred the capsicum, carrot, celery and cucumber.
3. Combine all ingredients, fold through almond dressing, top with some extra chopped herbs and serve.
NOTE – You could grate the vegetables, but the salad won’t stay crisp for long, which is still perfectly fine, just up to your personal preference.