Dhal is one of my favourite quick dinner meals and this dhal recipe is my go-to recipe.

One of my stealth tactics for curbing sugar cravings is ….drumroll, please …to make sure I’m nourished versus full.

A big mistake I made early on was thinking if I was full I wouldn’t eat sweets.

I was wrong, especially when I filled up on foods that led to sugar cravings.

What I do now is have tasty easy meals on hand and this dhal recipe is awesome for that.

When I have a batch in the fridge (it freezes well too) I can whip up a meal in minutes but just adding some steamed greens or something like the green rice recipe we shared a few weeks ago.

It is also great as a veggie dip or to serve alongside some roasted veg but honestly, the thing I most like it on is simply steamed brown rice.

In today’s Sweet Freedom Recipe we are featuring the Dhal recipe that will be an awesome side, main or snack that will nourish you and quash sugar cravings.

Let me know what you think!

Hugs and Love,


Dhal Recipe

? Ingredients ?


  • 2 cups red lentils, soaked
  • 1 inch knob of ginger, grated
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2cm fresh turmeric, grated
  • 1 large onion diced
  • 2 tsp cumin, ground
  • Generous pinch of dried chili
  • 2 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • Fresh coriander/cilantro

? Instructions ?

Sauté onion until tender and add ginger, garlic, turmeric, cumin, mustard seeds and chili, and sauté for another 2 minutes.

Add lentils and cover with water and simmer for about 30 minutes, stirring regularly.

Finish by seasoning with salt, a squeeze of lemon, and freshly chopped coriander leaves.


This dhal recipe is the perfect quick and easy dinner to keep you nourished and feeling full the whole evening.

Finally, feel free to post your finished result in the Facebook Group!


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