This makes a very large saucepan of food and makes probably 10 lunches. Once made I serve it straight into the lunch boxes and freeze so they are ready to go.
- 500g mung beans (soak overnight (or for minimum 4 hours) in double their volume of filterered water in a very large bowl – keep covered, then drain and rinse)
- 4 large onions, sliced
- 6 large cloves of garlic, diced or grated
- 1 x 2 inch piece of ginger, grated or finely diced
- 4 large carrots, finely diced
- 2 sticks of celery, finely diced
- 8 large handfuls of greens, e.g. baby spinach, spinach, winter leaves, kale
- 1 x bunch of coriander, finely chop the stems and roughly chop the leaves
- 2 large limes or lemons – juiced
- 1.25-1.5 litres of hot homemade chicken stock or hot water – you might want to add less or more depending on how soupy you like your dahl
- 1 tablespoon of ghee or coconut oil
- Sea salt or Tamari (a gluten-free soy sauce) to taste
- Approximately 2 large pinches of sea salt and 1 tablespoon of Tamari
- 2 large pinches of black pepper
- 1 tablespoon of ground cumin
- 1 tablespoon of ground turmeric
- 2 teaspoons of ground coriander
- Optional: dried or fresh chilli to taste
- Cover and soak the mung beans – overnight or minimum 4 hours – then drain and rinse
- Gently heat the coconut oil/ghee and fry the spices in a large deep frying pan for a few minutes on medium heat until fragrant (add chilli now if you want this a little spicy).
- Add the onions and fry for 5 minutes until soft – stir occasionally
- Add the garlic and ginger and fry for a further 5 minutes on a gentle heat – regularly stir to prevent over-browning.
- add the diced carrots and celery
- add the stock and then the mung beans and continue to cook
- Add salt/Tamari and pepper, the chopped coriander ends and continue to cook with the lid on for a further 30 minutes on a medium heat.
- Add more stock/water if needed and stir at the bottom of the pan to prevent burning. If you’re using kale or a “harder” green veg then add it now, or if using baby spinach or chopped spinach then save and add when serving.
- Serve with a handful of spinach stirred into each bowl of dahl (the heat will wilt the leaves)
This recipe has been kindly shared by Hemsley and Hemsley from: