Nothing screams more comfort food than my easy aubergine and lentil dhal recipe. Naturally, this recipe is gluten free, grain free, vegetarian and vegan while being also incredibly nutritious and delicious!
In winter I prefer to cook from root vegetables and legumes and make different combinations - depending on what is at home. One of my favourites is dhal.
Traditional dhal is basically a very mild curry made up mainly of lentils, tomatoes, chilli, and spices.
My version is without tomatoes, but instead I added an aubergine to make it more filling and satisfying.
Aubergine is really nutritious. In a nutshell it's full of fiber, B1 and B6 vitamins, antioxidants and various minerals including copper, manganese and copper.
Lentils pack a protein punch, and are rammed with all-important fiber, too. This easy aubergine and lentil dhal recipe rocks!
How to do make easyMy easy aubergine and lentil dhal recipe is all about turmeric, cinnamon and ginger along with coconut milk to soften the spicy flavours. You can serve it with rice, my pitta bread, naan or with some homemade tortillas.
I really have to mention how easy this recipe is. After a couple of minutes prepping and chopping you pretty much throw the rest of the ingredients into a large pot and they’ll cook themselves. So, grab your aubergine, grab your pan and get going!
How to Store, Reheat, and Freeze This Recipe
- To Store. Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
- To Reheat. Gently reheat dhal in a large pot over medium-low heat until hot. You can also reheat this dhal in the microwave until warmed through.
- To Freeze. Place leftovers in an airtight freezer-safe storage container and freeze for up to 3 months. Let thaw overnight in the fridge
Here's the easy aubergine and lentil dhal recipe
My easy aubergine and lentil dhal is a quick recipe – perfect for those evenings when you want some tasty comfort food and you want it NOW!
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