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Lime, Coconut and Spinach Dhal

Lime, Coconut and Spinach Dhal

Lime, Coconut and Spinach Dhal

Easy, nutritious light lunch or great side dish
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time1 hr 30 mins
Total Time1 hr 35 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Lunch
Servings: 4
Author: Bryony Sinclair


  • Casserole dish with lid


  • 280 g Chana Dhal Rinsed
  • 400 ml Coconut Milk
  • 2 Limes Juice and zest
  • 600 ml Water
  • 2 Onions Thinly sliced
  • 2 tsp Turmeric
  • 1 tsp Cumin
  • 1 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 cloves Garlic Unpeeled
  • 3-4 Handfuls Spinach


  • Preheat the oven to 180º (fan) / 200 º
  • Pour the lentils, coconut milk, water and turmeric into a large casserole dish with lid. Add the garlic and stir.
  • Add the onions, drizzle over the olive oil and sprinkle the cumin on top.
  • Pop the lid on the dish and put it in the oven for 1 hour 30 mins by which time the lentils should be soft but still holding their shape.
  • Remove from oven and add the spinach, let it wilt down in the heat of the dhal then stir through the lime juice and zest.
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste and serve.
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