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Vegan Chickpea, Lentil & Potato Dahl

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Ever since going vegan, I have been a huge fan of Indian food. 🙂 Chickpeas, Lentils & Co are one of my favourite protein sources and make every vegetable dish more filling and satisfying. I have been enjoying this delicious recipe so much lately and am super excited to share it with you. The perfect comfort food after a long day! 🙂 It freezes well too, so you can make a double batch to have some delicious meals ready to go for busy days. It´s healthy, easy to make and great for everyone who´s eating on a budget. 🙂

INGREDIENTS

SERVES  2

  • 400gr Chickpeas (click here to see my favourite)
  • 6-7 potatoes (I love Charlotte potatoes)
  • 300gr red lentils
  • 1 head broccoli
  • 500ml vegetable broth (click here to see my favourite)
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 teaspoon yellow curry spices (click here to see my favourite))
  • 2 teaspoon Ground Cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon coconut sugar (optional)
  • 1 fresh lemon

TO SERVE

  • Steamed Jasmin rice
  • thinly sized fresh cilantro
  • 200 gr Cherry Tomatoes, cut in half
  • thinly slized cucumber

METHOD

  • Start by steaming/ boiling the potatoes for 25min
  • Add the broccoli 5 minutes before the potatoes are ready
  • Wash the lentils, add the garlic, spices  & coconut sugar and bring to boil with the vegetable broth
  • simmer down the heat and let it cook for 25 min until thick and creamy
  • add the chickpeas and broccoli and let it cook for another 10 minutes
  • Peel the potatoes and add them to the pot, mix it all well together
  • Serve with steamed Jasmin rice and top with fresh cilantro, cucumber and cherry tomatoes for that extra crunch 🙂

TIP

  • You can replace the vegetable broth with coconut milk to make it even creamier 🙂

 

7 comments

Amalie September 8, 2017 Reply

Hi Caroline, Try add a banana to it, it gives it the best sweetness and a good creamy taste ❤

    Caroline Deisler September 8, 2017 Reply

    Aww that sounds delicious:):) will def try that next time!!

Hannah Disella September 10, 2017 Reply

Do you eat baked bean s? and if not why > i dont dunerstand how you say you have a balanced diet but that you eat mostly dates for winter? Also for some reason im just not tha active i eat a lot but can only run at most 6k on the treadmill but you can run 8k?

    Caroline Deisler September 10, 2017 Reply

    Hi Hannah 🙂

    I never said I only eat dates during the winter :):) I love to eat lots of dates all year round because they are very high in nutrients (magnesium etc.), have a lot of fibre and satisfy sweet cravings. I am not the biggest fan of baked beans and prefer lentils & chickpeas. Beans are great, its just my personal preference :-). When it comes to running it really takes time for your body to get used to it. 6km is a great start and you don’t necessarily need to run more than that on a daily basis. My fitness has gotten soooo much better since I am vegan and Im positive it has a lot to do with eating mostly raw fruit during the day. Try it out:) Maybe it will do the same for you. Hope that helps!:)

    Have a lovely Sunday.
    xx Caroline

Dominika September 13, 2017 Reply

Mmmmm it must be delicious

I also have my own “perfect” vegetable stew recipe & I always prepare it, when the weather is not what I would like it to be 😉 It is called “leczo” (letscho) and consist of pepers, zucchini, onion, chickpeas and tomatoes. It is so fulling, so tasty and sooooo healthy.

I also got tye question to you Caroline: what do you think of adding herbs to the meals? I always try to add parsley or Schnittlauch (idk the English word 😉 to my avocado-dressing or tomatoes, but I do it more for the taste. Do the herbs have any special health benefits?? (My tipp: try to add to your avocado-dressing (besides lemon juice) parsley and peper, if you like it “hot”- it realy tasts soooooooo gooooood then ;))

You are also the one, who has shown me dates and honestly now I am addicted to them 🙂
I love you and your blog. It has been very imformative to me (thanks to you I always steam my potatoes one day before (starch), and next day the only thing I have to do is to prepare my salad :)) but also motivating.

Love your life videos, you are such an optimistic person. I wait for more recepies/photos/ and live streams (also the one in German )

Ich liebe dich und du bist meine größte Motivation
Danke für alles

Dominika

Andri September 25, 2017 Reply

Hi I love your blog ! Was wondering what your thoughts on oatmeal are? If you eat oats for breakfast and then fruit after that during the day, what impact would that have?

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