Red Lentil Dahl with Cauliflower Rice

Here’s a rich, flavorful & protein-packed Indian inspired recipe for you! You can feel good inside and out about this naturally plant based meal. It’s a real crowd pleaser, I’ve made it for my family a handful of times, and everybody is always excited for come comforting Indian food. I paired the curry with some cauliflower rice and toast here, but you can always use regular jasmine rice or some naan.

Pro tip: Double the recipe & have it again for lunch tomorrow (the spiced only get better with time)

Red Lentil Dahl with Cauliflower Rice

Prep Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Servings: 4 serving


  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 red onion – finely diced
  • 2 cloves garlic – minced
  • ½ tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp coriander
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp ginger – fresh is always best
  • ½ cup fresh cilantro
  • salt to taste
  • 28 oz canned diced tomato
  • 2 cup red lentils – rinsed
  • 1 cup vegetable broth
  • 2 cup mylk – I used hemp milk

Cauliflower rice

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 cups Cauliflower rice
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • ½ tsp coriander


  • ¼ cup chopped peanuts
  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro – roughly chopped
  • 1 cup plain coconut yogurt
  • Toast (optional)


  • Heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Once hot add the onion and garlic & cook for a few minutes or until the onion starts to soften. Add the turmeric, coriander, cumin, ginger, cilantro, and a big pinch of salt & combine. Cook for another few minutes, until fragrant. Add the canned tomato and lentils, mix well & cover. Let simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Add in the vegetable broth & mylk, stir well & cover. Simmer for another 10 minutes (or until the lentils are fully cooked).
  • While the dahl is finishing up, prepare the cauliflower rice by heating up the oil in a pan. Once hot, add the remaining ingredients & combine. Cook for about 5 minutes or until the cauliflowers gets some color.
  • To serve, divide the cauliflower rice and dahl between 4 bowls & then top with peanuts, cilantro & coconut yogurt. Serve with toast if you like!

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