Mung bean dahl

Oh hello, here is another curry recipe! My love for curry recipes especially dahl is never-ending especially during autumn and winter when our body thrives on the nourishing, grounding and healing spices. Mung bean, like any other legume is high in plant based protein, complex carbohydrates and fibre amongst micronutrients like folate. Throw these nourishing ingredients in a pot and let it simmer away for the hour and voila, a nutrient-dense, hearty meal is ready with plenty of leftovers for future meals.


Serves six

2 cups organic split mung beans, soaked and rinsed well

1 tin of organic coconut cream

3 cups of vegetable broth/ water

2 spring onion or 1 small onion, sliced

1-2 TBSP curry powder- see notes

1 2cm knob of ginger, grated

2 garlic cloves, crushed

Pinch of salt

1 large organic sweet potato, cut into chunks

2 large organic carrot, cut into chunks

1 TBSP coconut oil

2 cups rice of choice- I used 1/2 organic brown and 1/2 white basmati rice soaked and rinsed well

4 cups water/ vege broth to cook the rice

1. Fry off the onion, garlic, ginger and curry powder in a tablespoon of coconut cream until softened and fragrant.

2. Add the sweet potato, carrot, soaked mung beans and coat well with the spices.

3. Add the coconut cream and vegetable stock. Stir before covering with a lid and simmering on moderate heat for 45 minutes or until the liquid is mostly absorbed.

4. Meanwhile, cook the rice via the absorption method.

5. Serve the dahl with the rice as well as seasonings of choice. I love fresh herbs, cashews and black sesame seeds!


❀ Substitute the split mung beans with split red lentils if preferred. Ensure you rinse and soak the legumes well before cooking.

❀I make my own vegetable broth using leftover vegetable offcuts, salt & pepper, dulse flakes and filtered water.

❀My homemade curry powder contains turmeric, ground and whole cumin seeds, coriander seeds, black pepper and chilli.

❀Leftovers freeze and defrost well.

Stay warm fellow peeps from the Southern Hemisphere (and cool if you’re in the Norther Hemisphere!).


Di ♡

“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched – they must be felt with the heart.” – Helen Keller.

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