Simple Dahl + Swiss Chard Recipe

Simple Dahl + Swiss Chard Recipe

I LOVE dahl. It’s easy to make, packed full of nutrients, it’s delicious AND it freezes well (hello midweek meal!)


  • 1 tbsp olive oil or coconut oil
  • 2 onions diced
  • 3 garlic cloves finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp fresh ginger grated (I don’t bother peeling… I just grate)
  • 2 tbsp. curry powder OR make your own mix using a recipe like this one)
  • 1.5 cup (200g) dried red lentils, uncooked (rinsed and drained)
  • 1 can (14oz/400ml) chopped tomatoes
  • 1 can (14oz/400ml) coconut milk
  • 3 cups (500ml) vegetable broth/stock
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Large bunch of Swiss Chard 
  • 3 celery stalks, diced
  • 3 carrots, sliced


  • Heat the oil in a large pan over a medium heat. Add the onion and cook gently for 5 minutes. Add the garlic, ginger and cook for a few minutes.
  • Add the veggies (celery, carrots + STALKS of swiss chard) and saute for a few more minutes. 
  • Add spice and cook for a few more minutes.
  • Add the lentils, tomatoes with their juice, coconut milk and broth/stock, then stir to combine. Season with salt and pepper and cook on a medium/low heat for 15-20 minutes until reduced and thick. If you have time, you can leave it a little longer on a very low heat for even more flavor (just stir often and check it doesn’t scorch on the bottom of the pan).
  • Stir in the LEAVES of the swiss chard (chopped) and stir in until it melts
  • Serve warm with rice, or cauliflower rice for a low carb option. 

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