Coconut Lentils

This vibrant middle-eastern spicy dahl is deliciously sweet and creamy. It makes a perfect protein-packed vegan dish to warm your soul.



Ready In:

25 min (5 min prep)



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About this Recipe

By: Emma Scott

This vegan sweet and spicy dahl is bursting with middle-eastern flavours that awaken your senses with an infusion of spices and a vibrancy of colour.  Comfort in its simplicity in a heart-warming bowl and delve in to its nourishing nutrient-packed goodness. 


1 Butternut squash
1 can coconut milk
1 litre veg stock
100g red lentils 
1 celery stick
1 onion
1 leek
1 tbsp coconut butter
2 tsp tumeric
1tsp cinnamon 
5 sprigs coriander leaves,
roughly chopped
Small handful mixed of pumpkin and sesame seeds 

This spicy dahl dish is so simple as all the ingredients are cooked in one-pot. The key ingredients are lentils, coconut milk, turmeric and cinnamon to make a vegan protein-packed creamy spicy sweet dish. This super versatile dish can be made into a soup by simply adding extra coconut milk and veggie stock to create a smoother texture. Experiment with different veggies, such as sweet potato and sweet red peppers, try adding different herbs and spices to find your perfect comfort bowl. 


This protein-packed dahl is bursting with spicy tumeric and garlic, which have strong anti-inflammatory and immune-boosting properties. Coconut milk contains medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs) which help to boost fat burning. It’s mineral content of iron, magnesium and potassium help to fire energy production for fitness. 


  • Protien 12% 12%
  • Carbs 48% 48%
  • Fat 28% 28%

Step by Step Instructions

Step 1

1. Wash and prep all vegetables, roughly chop.


Step 2

Add coconut butter to a large pot to warm over medium heat. Add chopped veg, sauté 10 minutes until soft on outside.


Step 3

Make up stock and add to pan together with coconut milk, heat gently then add lentils and spices. Cook for 15-20 mins on low heat. Meanwhile in a cast iron pan or frying pan gently toast the mixed seeds until fragrent. Set aside.

Step 4

When veg is soft blitz with a hand blender to a smooth paste. Serve in warm bowls with a sprinkle of seeds, add seasoning and chopped coriander – enjoy! Emma x

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