Easy Vegetarian Dahl Dinner Bowls

Enjoy a flavorful and satisfying Easy Vegetarian Dahl Dinner Bowl that combines the warmth of lentils with aromatic spices. This dish is perfect for a wholesome and comforting meal.

Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 4-6 servings


  • 1 cup red lentils, rinsed
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil or olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala
  • 1 can (14oz) diced tomatoes with juices
  • 4 cups vegetable broth or water
  • 1 can (14oz) coconut milk
  • 2 cups fresh spinach or kale, chopped
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Fresh cilantro, chopped (for garnish)
  • Cooked rice or quinoa (for serving)
  • Naan or flatbread (optional)


1. Prepare the Base:

  1. In a large pot, heat the coconut oil or olive oil over medium heat.
  2. Add the chopped onion and sauté for 5 minutes until translucent.
  3. Add the minced garlic and ginger, and sauté for another 1-2 minutes until fragrant.

2. Add the Spices and Lentils:

  1. Stir in the ground cumin, ground coriander, turmeric powder, and garam masala. Cook for 1 minute to release the flavors.
  2. Add the rinsed red lentils, diced tomatoes with juices, and vegetable broth or water. Stir to combine.

3. Simmer the Dahl:

  1. Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat to low and simmer for 20-25 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the lentils are tender.
  2. Add the coconut milk and chopped spinach or kale. Simmer for another 5 minutes until the greens are wilted and the dahl is creamy.
  3. Stir in the lime juice and season with salt and pepper to taste.

4. Serve:

  1. Serve the dahl hot over cooked rice or quinoa.
  2. Garnish with fresh chopped cilantro.
  3. Pair with naan or flatbread if desired.

Enjoy this hearty and comforting vegetarian dahl with your loved ones!

Cooking Tips:

  • Adjust the thickness of the dahl by adding more vegetable broth or water as needed.
  • For a spicier version, add a pinch of red pepper flakes or a diced chili pepper.
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.

Nutritional Benefits:

  • Red Lentils: High in protein, fiber, and essential nutrients.
  • Spinach/Kale: Packed with vitamins A, C, K, and iron.
  • Coconut Milk: Provides healthy fats and a creamy texture.

Dietary Information:

  • Vegan: Yes
  • Gluten-Free: Yes (ensure all ingredients are gluten-free)
  • Dairy-Free: Yes

Why You’ll Love This Recipe:

  • It’s a nourishing and flavorful meal, perfect for any time of the year.
  • Packed with lentils and greens, providing a rich source of nutrients.
  • Easy to make and customizable with your favorite greens and spices.


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