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Easy Peasy Lentil Dahl

peachy7

Silver Member
S: 13st5lb C: 12st13lb G: 10st0lb BMI: 33.1 Loss: 0st6lb(3.21%)
#1
Just thought I'd share a quick and easy microwave lentil dahl which is lovely and excellent for weight loss...

2tbsp water
2 medium onions (finely sliced)
2 cloves garlic (crushed)
1 tbsp coriander seeds
1 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp ground turmeric
2 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp chilli powder and 1 whole chilli (with seeds)
2 bay leaves
2 inch piece cinnamon stick
1/2 tsp salt
6 black peppercorns
8oz/225g red lentils
1 1/2pt boiling vegetable stock

Place first 8 ingredients in a 1.5l microwavable dish, cook on full power stirring once for 4 mins,
Add remaining ingredients & stir well
Cook on full power for 10 mins, stir and cook for a further 5-8 mins
Season with salt, pepper or chilli to taste.

I also add spinach now and again or serve it on the side, and sometime serve with rice, or a roti which are 6.5 syns (average)
 
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jane76

Silver Member
S: 14st4lb C: 14st4lb G: 10st3lb BMI: 36.6 Loss: 0st0lb(0%)
#2
oh thanks for that ive written it down in my book and will try it soon:)
 

peachy7

Silver Member
S: 13st5lb C: 12st13lb G: 10st0lb BMI: 33.1 Loss: 0st6lb(3.21%)
#6
I made it last night.... very free and amazing for weightloss but if you eat loads I wouldnt stray too far from a toilet!! hehe maybe I should have put a warning on it!!
 
S: 17st9lb C: 17st2.5lb G: 10st0lb BMI: 35.5 Loss: 0st6.5lb(2.63%)
#7
Glad to see there are other curry lovers out there - I have this wonderful book called The Curry Bible (from M&S) and it has such wonderful recipes, only thing is most are not SW friendly!! It takes some imagination and ingenuity to created a good tasting recipe, will add yours in there, thanks!
 

peachy7

Silver Member
S: 13st5lb C: 12st13lb G: 10st0lb BMI: 33.1 Loss: 0st6lb(3.21%)
#8
I got Curry heaven I think it's called, SW version its a hardback one have had it a couple of years and its amazing!! Theres a love thai green curry recipe somewhere on here too...
 
S: 17st9lb C: 17st2.5lb G: 10st0lb BMI: 35.5 Loss: 0st6.5lb(2.63%)
#9
Thanks for another great tip peachy7, I'll ask my consultant about it at our next group! Now to try figure out how to update my profile! I seem lost on MiniMins! :D
 

Circes

Strutting her stuff
S: 17st12lb C: 10st7lb BMI: 22.3 Loss: 7st5lb(41.2%)
#10
You need to have made 50 posts before you can update your profile so you will need to get chatting. If you click on Tutorials in the blue bar at the top of the page it will help you find your way around here
 
#12
This recipe sounds delish, but I do not have microwave, should I just spray fry light and fry first 8 ingredients and then add water and boil to finish?

Thanks
 

Less of me

Full Member
S: 17st10lb C: 16st7lb G: 11st9lb BMI: 35.1 Loss: 1st3lb(6.85%)
#14
Lentil Dahl

2tbsp water
2 medium onions (finely sliced)
2 cloves garlic (crushed)
1 tbsp coriander seeds
1 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp ground turmeric
2 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp chilli powder and 1 whole chilli (with seeds)
2 bay leaves
2 inch piece cinnamon stick
1/2 tsp salt
6 black peppercorns
8oz/225g red lentils
1 1/2pt boiling vegetable stock

Place first 8 ingredients in a 1.5l microwavable dish, cook on full power stirring once for 4 mins,
Add remaining ingredients & stir well
Cook on full power for 10 mins, stir and cook for a further 5-8 mins
Season with salt, pepper or chilli to taste.

I also add spinach now and again or serve it on the side, and sometime serve with rice, or a roti which are 6.5 syns (average)[/QUOTE]

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Less of me

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S: 17st10lb C: 16st7lb G: 11st9lb BMI: 35.1 Loss: 1st3lb(6.85%)
#15
Damn was copying it to save to phone and ended up posting it again ooops

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Bunnylush

Gold Member
S: 1st2.9lb C: 0st10.9lb G: 0st10.9lb BMI: 1.8 Loss: 0st6lb(35.5%)
#16
I have mine in the microwave now, I was bored silly. I hope I like it.

Thank You x
 

Bunnylush

Gold Member
S: 1st2.9lb C: 0st10.9lb G: 0st10.9lb BMI: 1.8 Loss: 0st6lb(35.5%)
#17
I can't Thank You enough, I was scared to death of lentil cooking and I think this may be my first successful attempt, I'm guessing things like this are really nicer the next day when all the flavours have mixed but I have some thing to tuck into if my smash pizza first attempt goes belly up later.
Or I may just decided to have this with rice.
Xx
 

Lilyb

Full Member
S: 12st0.5lb C: 10st4lb G: 9st13lb Loss: 1st10.5lb(14.54%)
#18
Trying this tonight as I didn't get round to it last week, will report back! I have high hopes because I LOVE dahl!! :D
 

Lilyb

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S: 12st0.5lb C: 10st4lb G: 9st13lb Loss: 1st10.5lb(14.54%)
#19
OMG - it was heavenly, thank you so much for this recipe!!! :D I think that next time I will use ground coriander instead of seeds (I didn't like chomping on them every mouthful) and probably up the chilli slightly but it was perfect with some rice and spinach mixed in. Lovely :D
 

Bunnylush

Gold Member
S: 1st2.9lb C: 0st10.9lb G: 0st10.9lb BMI: 1.8 Loss: 0st6lb(35.5%)
#20
Lilyb said:
OMG - it was heavenly, thank you so much for this recipe!!! :D I think that next time I will use ground coriander instead of seeds (I didn't like chomping on them every mouthful) and probably up the chilli slightly but it was perfect with some rice and spinach mixed in. Lovely :D
I used ground as I don't cook with seeds' I left out cinnamon as I hate it! It was Devine, I've just had some with sw chips and broccoli. I had some on a jacket potato for supper last night, and there's one portion still sat in the fridge.

A wonder cheap. Easy comfort food.

Thank You again xx
 


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