We love this creamy coconut dal as it reminds us of sandy palm fringed beaches and warmer weather... Our dal is warming and hearty, thanks to being seasoned with our mild curry powder blend and creamy coconut milk. What we crave when the weather starts to turn. Topped with roasted squash, crispy onions, pumpkin seeds and fresh coriander for an unbeatable texture combination, this is a dish you can’t go wrong with.
Diced Butternut Squash
Vegetable Stock Powder(ContainsCelery)
Red Split Lentils
Preheat your oven to 200°C. Pop the butternut squash on a lined baking tray with a little olive oil. Sprinkle over half the curry powder and season with salt and pepper. Roast on the top shelf of your oven until golden, 25-30 mins. Turn halfway through to ensure even cooking.
Halve, peel and thinly slice the onion into half moons. Cut the chilli in half lengthways, remove the seeds and finely chop. Chop the vine tomato into 2cm chunks. Roughly chop the coriander.
Heat a splash of oil in a large saucepan on medium heat, add the curry powder, tomato and as much chilli as you dare. Cook for 1 minute. Add the water (see ingredients for amount), vegetable stock powder and coconut milk to the pan. Rinse the red lentils in a sieve then add to the saucepan. Simmer until the lentils are soft, 20 mins. Stir occasionally to check the lentils don't catch on the bottom of the pan.
Separate the onion slices. Toss them in the flour with a pinch of salt and a grind of black pepper. Heat a splash of oil in a frying pan on high heat. Once really hot, fry the onion until coloured and crispy, then transfer to some kitchen paper.
Bake the tortillas on the middle shelf of your oven until golden and crispy, 5-6 mins. TIP: Keep an eye on them - you want them crisp but not burnt!
Once the coconut dal has thickened and the lentils are cooked, taste for seasoning and add salt and black pepper if needed. Stir in the remaining coriander. Serve in big bowls with the roasted butternut squash, onion textures and pumpkin seeds stacked on top. Mop up with a piece of warm tortilla. Enjoy!