From the Kitchen

Protein Packed Red Lentil Dahl

Hello Protein Packed Red Lentil Dahl. Cannot ever get enough of lentils during this time of the year. It’s one of my many go to comforting winter foods. Plus the health benefits are amazing. 

Hope you enjoy this Protein Packed Red Lentil Dahl this week! So far this has been our favorite cold, rainy night meal during this time of year. SO comforting and flavorful. Enjoy it all week now with this Living Whole Love your Lunches Meal Prep week!


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 small yellow onions, diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp fresh ginger, or ginger powder 
  • 3 tbsp curry powder
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp coriander
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 3 tsp smoked paprika
  • 4 cups lentils
  • 1 can coconut milk (light) or 1/4 cup coconut cream
  • 2-3 cups water or vegetable stock
  • 3 zucchini, chopped
  • 1/8 of large purple cabbage, chopped
  • 2 carrots, ribboned
  • 1 green bell pepper 
  • 1/2 head of cauliflower
  • Fresh cilantro for serving 
  • Rice for serving 

Sauté the onions, zucchini, and garlic in the oil for
5-10 minutes, stirring frequently until translucent and soft.

Add the vegetable, spices, coconut milk, lentils and water/vegetable stock.

Cook for 25-30 minutes until lentils are soft and thickened 

Remove from heat and serve topped with fresh cilantro over brown rice, quinoa, a base of vegetables, or solo.