Dahl Recipe. Another delicious and health promoting recipe from my great friend Judy Converse. I love this over steamed cauliflower. Also good with bratwurst or chicken sausage. More calories? For underweight kids I add chopped sweet potato to this recipe. Did you love this recipe? Don’t miss a single one!! Join today and get your FREE copy of Dr. Jill’s Paleolicious Snack Ideas!
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Paleo is a diet based on the types of foods presumed to have been eaten by early humans, consisting chiefly of meat, fish, vegetables, and fruit, and excluding dairy or grain products and processed food.
Cauliflower is one of several vegetables in the species Brassica oleracea, in the family Brassicaceae. It is an annual plant that reproduces by seed. Typically, only the head (the white curd) is eaten. The cauliflower head is composed of a white inflorescencemeristem. Cauliflower heads resemble those in broccoli, which differs in having flower buds. Brassica oleracea also includes broccoli, brussels sprouts, cabbage, collard greens, and kale, though they are of different cultivar groups.
- 2.5 Cups Raw Red Lentils Rinsed
- 6 Cups Water
- 2 Tbsp Coconut oil
- 1 Tbsp Sesame oil
- 2 Tbsp Turmeric
- 2 Tbsp Cumin
- 1 Tsp Cayenne Pepper
- Sea Salt To taste
- 1 Tbsp Curry Powder
- 1 Tbsp Black Mustard Seeds and cumin seeds - Optional-for extra kick
- 5-6 Carrots Diced
- 1 Onion Diced
- 5-6 Cloves Garlic Minced
- 1 Can Coconut Milk Unsweetened
- 3 Bay leaves
- Add lentils and water to a pot. Cover and bring to a boil. Cook for 5 minutes or until foam appears on top. Reduce heat to steady simmer and skim off the white foamy stuff with a spoon or flat wood spatula. Continue cooking this at medium heat for 30 minutes or until soft.
- In a separate saucepan, sauté to soft in 2-3 TBSP coconut oil and 1 TBSP sesame oil and add all spices, onion, garlic and carrots.
- Transfer the spice and veggie mixture to the lentils. Stir in coconut milk.
- Add 3 bay leaves.
- Continue simmering for up to four hours, stir occasionally to prevent sticking at bottom of pan. Season to taste with more hot spices, salt or pepper.
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Regarding your Dahl soup recipe, I noticed you don’t recommend soaking and draining the lentils first before cooking to assist digestion and lowering the “antinutrient” properties of beans. Could you address this please? Thanks
Recipe by Judy Converse at http://nutritioncare.net if you want to know more from the author. However, I do recommend soaking beans/lentils first for optimal digestion or for those with impaired digestive function.
Recipe by Judy Converse if you want to know more from the author. However, I do recommend soaking beans/lentils first for optimal digestion or for those with impaired digestive function.
This recipe would be optimum with Chana Dahl beans; very low glycemic index, phenomenal flavor.
I was introduced to the Chana Dahl bean through the book Trim Healthy Mama (THM) and love the recipes provided as well as the info on their health benefits.
I prefer the texture and the flavor of the chana dahl; hope you’ll try these with the recipe above!
Are lentils on the paleo diet? I thought all your recipes were paleo?
That’s why I call it Paleo-licious… Every single patient is different and while paleo is a great framework that I frequently use, some patients tolerate rice and quinoa and others tolerate lentils and peas. It’s not black and white in clinical practice and every patient must eat a diet individualized to their own tolerances.