Three-Tin Tomato, Turmeric & Coconut Dahl - National Vegetarian Week

Three-Tin Tomato, Turmeric & Coconut Dahl - National Vegetarian Week


We love dahl in this house, although I usually spell it dal. It can also be spelled daal or dhal and it's really hard to find a definitive answer, but as this isn't my recipe, I shall stick to calling this tomato, turmeric and coconut dahl.

My favourite dal or dahl, is made with spinach and coconut and I love it so much I never try making variations of it, but this one looked so good. I was won over.

This recipe comes from The FODMAP Friendly Kitchen by Emma Hatcher.  


What is FODMAP?


Like me you may have seen that title and be wondering what FODMAP is? It's actually short for Fermentable Oligosaccharides, Disaccharides, Monosachharides and Polyois.

Quite a mouthful, isn't it? Those are the scientific names for a group of molecules in food that some people have trouble absorbing, which results in IBS and other stomach complaints. If you follow a diet low in FODMAP, then you can help to alleviate or completely eradicate the symptoms and that's what this cookbook is all about. 




This cookbook isn't a vegetarian cookbook, but there are a quite a lot of veggie and vegan recipes in it as well as a good guide to the diet and what ingredients are safe to use, which I imagine would be really helpful. 

Thankfully I don't have any stomach problems, but I still enjoyed having a read of this and just learning a bit more. There may be someone in your family or circle of friends who this may find this cookbook really helpful and I can safely say we can all enjoy the recipes.


Here are a few of the recipes that caught my eye:



  • Quinoa, Feta & Kale Patties with Rainbow Slaw
  • Lazy Baked Eggs with Spicy Tomatoes and Feta
  • Sweet & Spicy Peanut Noodle Salad
  • Rich Chocolate Tart with a Chia Seed Base
  • Peanut & Caramel Bars


Author: Emma Hatcher
Format: Hardback
Pages: 240
ISBN: 978-1473641464

Veggie Recipes: 82 recipes out of 100
Vegan Recipes:  59 recipes out of 100

Plus hints and tips.


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Three-Tin Tomato, Turmeric & Coconut Dahl

Three-Tin Tomato, Turmeric & Coconut Dahl
A fabulous weeknight dinner that won't break the bank, made with store cupboard ingredients. This dahl, is simple to make, healthy and delicious.
Ingredients
  • 300g brown rice
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 2 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 x 300g tin green lentils, drained and rinsed
  • 1 x 400g tin chopped tomatoes
  • 1 x 400ml tin coconut milk
  • a good grinding of salt and pepper
  • 2 tbsp fresh coriander, finely chopped
  • 140g kale, chopped
Instructions
1. Boil your rice in a pan over a medium heat until it is soft but still has a little bite. Check out the packet instructions.2. Now make the dahl. Place the oil and coconut oil in a large pan and heat for 1 minute, then add the spices and cook for a minute or two until golden. Add the drained lentils along with the coconut milk and tomatoes, then cover. Cooke for 20 minutes or until slightly reduced. Stir regularly and add a little water, if you think it needs it.3. Remove from the heat, season with salt and pepper and add the fresh coriander. 4. Serve with the rice and lightly cooked kale.5. Enjoy!
Details
Total time:
Calories per serving:
695 calories

Yield: serves 4





Emma Hatcher's blog is called She Can't Eat What? Pop over there for more recipes and ideas.

This recipe is quite high in fat. If you' re watching your weight, I would suggest, skipping the coconut oil and opting for a light version of the coconut milk. Your local supermarket should have a few options.


To support National Vegetarian Week I'm sharing recipes, cookbooks and giveaways with my readers every day this week. 





I also shared a guide to vegan products on Sunday for those following or wanting to try a vegan diet.


You can follow the conversation this week on social media with: #NationalVegetarianWeek

 
Disclosure: Hodder & Stoughton sent me this book to review and gave me permission to share this recipes. The photo credit is Malou Burger. I was not expected to write a positive review and any opinions expressed are my own.

22 comments

  1. I've been on a turmeric (and coconut) kick lately, so this is perfect for me! It looks delicious, perfect for National Vegetarian week!

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    1. Yes they are fabulous ingredients. I have them both in my spinach and coconut dahl too.

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    1. Me too and you are right, it's really comforting.

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  3. I've just bought this book as I was diagnosed with IBS recently and my Dr recommended low fodmap. I'm looking forward to trying this recipe (and the rest of the book) as I've got stuck in a rut trying to avoid foods that cause symptoms and cooking hasn't been very exciting lately. It's nice to find a veggie option I'll be able to eat without side effects!

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    1. Oh really, that's a shame, but foo you've discovered this book already.

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  4. We love dahl in our house too! This look so fabulous and comforting! It's a grey day where I live -- perfect for this yumminess!

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    1. We have had sunshine today in Scotland, although it has been chilly. And yes dahl is so comforting and tasty.

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  5. FODMAP is often a confusing thing for a lot of people to grasp. I think it's great that you have created this resource!

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    1. Well not my cookbook, but I am happy to share it in case it's helpful for someone else.

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  6. Looks like a very educational book. The dal recipe has me drooling for some!

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    1. Yes, it will be super helpful for thos suffering IBS and is just a book full of tasty recipes for the rest of us.

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  7. What a delicious looking meal Jac and so nutritious... it's great to see such a tasty looking FODMAP-friendly recipe!

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    1. Yes and I assume you had heard of it before Ren. It was new to me.

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  8. This sounds like a properly warming meal - *searched through cupboard* aha!

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  9. I love Dahl too, especially when it's aromatic with spices. This sounds similar to one of the dishes I had in Sri Lanka and it was so delicious. This looks like a really interesting cook book. GG

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    1. Yes dahl is always so good and the cookbook is well worth a read.

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  10. It's a lovely book with lots of great recipes, whether you suffer from digestion problems or not! The Dahl looks really delicious, such a comfort food.

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    1. Indeed Janice and I agree about dahl being a comfort food too.

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  11. Love the sound of this dal, have pinned for later:-)

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    1. Oh good, I hope you enjoy it Camilla :)

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I love reading comments, so thank you for taking the time to leave one. Unfortunately, I'm bombarded with spam, so I've turned on comment moderation. I'll publish your comments as soon as I can and respond to them. Don't panic, they will disappear when you hit publish. Jac x

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