Sri Lankan Palak Dal

with Basmati Rice
As healthy and light as a curry can be – without compromising the flavour!
Cals 668 · Prot 33 · Carbs 127 · Fat 3
Vegan
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35 min
Sri Lankan Palak Dal with Basmati Rice
As healthy and light as a curry can be – without compromising the flavour!
Cals 668 · Prot 33 · Carbs 127 · Fat 3
Vegan
Try Hello Chef Now
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Ingredients
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Curry
Red onion
1 Piece
Garlic cloves
4 Piece
Ginger
30 Grams
Olive oil
2 Tbsp
Salt
0.5 Tsp
Tomato paste
70 Grams
Coriander cumin powder
4 Grams
Chilli flakes
2 Grams
Turmeric powder
2 Grams
Garam masala
2 Grams
Red lentils
160 Grams
Water
400 ML
Vegetable stock cube
1 Piece
Spinach
200 Grams
To serve
Lemon
1 Piece
Rice
Basmati rice
150 Grams
Water
300 ML
Salt
0.5 Tsp

Tips for fussy eaters

Turn this one into a mild and creamy lentil stew. Leave out some of the spices and add cream. Serve with pasta or rice.

Pro tip

Toast the spices in a dry pan first for extra flavour!

Before you start

Please wash your hands and rinse all fresh fruits and vegetables prior to cooking.

Instructions

Prep and fry

1 Prep and fry

Peel and chop the onion and garlic. Peel and grate the ginger. Heat a pan over a medium-high heat with a drizzle of oil. Add the onion and fry with a pinch of salt for 5 min. Add the garlic, ginger, tomato paste, coriander cumin powder, chilli (spicy!), turmeric and garam masala. Cook for 2 min.
Simmer

2 Simmer

Roughly hop the spinach. Add the red lentils, measured watervegetable stock cube and spinach. Bring to a simmer and reduce the heat to low. Cover and simmer for 20-25 min until the lentils are soft. Stir occasionally.
Boil rice

3 Boil rice

Meanwhile, add the basmati rice, the measured water and a pinch of salt to a pan with a lid and bring to a boil over a high heat. Once boiling, reduce the heat to low, cover, and cook for 10-12 min or until the water is absorbed and the rice is cooked. Remove the pan from the heat and keep covered until serving. Fluff with a fork before serving. 
Serve

4 Serve

Check the seasoning of the dal and add a pinch of salt and pepper, if needed. Serve the dal with the basmati rice and a good squeeze of lemon juice.

Tips for fussy eaters

Turn this one into a mild and creamy lentil stew. Leave out some of the spices and add cream. Serve with pasta or rice.

Pro tip

Toast the spices in a dry pan first for extra flavour!

Allergens

May contain the following items and their products: crustaceans, peanuts, soybeans, tree nuts, sesame seeds, fish, eggs, milk, gluten, celery, mustard, sulphur dioxide and sulphites.
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