North Indian Style Broccoli & Lentil Dal
with Caramelised Onion and Spinach
Our North Indian Style Broccoli & Lentil 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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North Indian Style Spice Mix
Vegetable Stock Paste
Not included in your delivery
Water for the Dal
Preheat your oven to 220°C/200°C fan/gas mark 7.
Halve, peel and thinly slice the onion. Peel and grate the garlic (or use a garlic press).
Drain and rinse the lentils in a sieve.
Heat a drizzle of oil in a medium saucepan on medium heat.
Once hot, add the onion and season with salt and pepper. Fry, stirring occasionally, until golden, 8-10 mins.
Add the sugar (see pantry for amount) and cook until caramelised, 1-2 mins more.
Cut the broccoli into florets (like small trees), halving any large ones.
Drizzle with oil, season with salt and pepper, then sprinkle over half the North Indian style spice mix. Toss to coat, then spread out in a single layer.
When the oven is hot, roast on the top shelf until the edges are crispy and slightly charred, 12-15 mins. Turn halfway through.
Once the onion has caramelised, add the garlic, tomato puree, ground coriander and remaining North Indian style spice mix to the pan. Stir-fry for 1 min.
Stir in the coconut milk, veg stock paste, lentils and water for the dal (see pantry for amount), then bring to a simmer and cook until thickened, 8-10 mins. Add a splash of water if it's too thick.
While the dal simmers, halve the lemon. Once thickened, add the spinach to the dal a handful at a time until wilted and piping hot, 2-3 mins.
Remove from the heat and squeeze in some lemon juice. Taste and add salt, pepper and more lemon juice if needed.
Spoon the dal into your serving bowls and top with the roasted broccoli.