Our Coconut, Lentil and Chickpea Dal is a delicious veggie option that makes it easy to eat more veg in your diet and try something new!
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Closed Cup Mushrooms
Massaman Style Curry Paste
Vegetable Stock Paste(ContainsCelery)
Red Split Lentils
Plain Naan(ContainsCereals containing gluten, Milk)
Water for the Dal
Peel and grate the garlic (or use a garlic press). Thinly slice the mushrooms.
Drain and rinse the chickpeas in a sieve.
Roughly chop the coriander (stalks and all).
Heat a large saucepan on medium heat (no oil).
Once hot, add the desiccated coconut and cook, stirring regularly, until lightly toasted, 1-2 mins. TIP: Watch it like a hawk as it can burn easily.
Transfer to a small bowl and set aside.
Pop the (now empty) pan back on medium heat with a drizzle of oil. Add the massaman curry paste, ginger puree and half the garlic and cook, stirring, for 1 min.
Stir in the coconut milk, water for the dal (see ingredients for both amounts) and veg stock paste until combined, then stir through the lentils and chickpeas. Season with salt and pepper.
Bring to a simmer, then reduce the heat and cover with a lid (or foil). Cook, stirring frequently, until the lentils are soft, 20-25 mins. TIP: If the dal is looking a little dry, just add a splash of water.
Halfway through the dal cooking time, preheat your oven to 200°C.
Heat a drizzle of oil in a large frying pan on medium-high heat. Once hot, add the sliced mushrooms and remaining garlic and stir fry until golden, 4-5 mins.
Stir through half the coriander and cook for 1 min, then remove from the heat.
When the dal is almost cooked, put the naans onto a baking tray. Sprinkle with a little water and pop them into the oven to warm through, 2-3 mins.
Once the dal is cooked, taste and add salt and pepper if needed. Reheat the mushrooms if necessary.
Spoon the dal into large bowls and top with the garlic mushrooms. Sprinkle over the toasted coconut and remaining coriander to finish.
Serve with the naans alongside for dipping and scooping. Enjoy!