lentils

Tomato Garlic Dal
Tomato Garlic Dal

A creamy, luscious, warming dal is just what you need for a quick and nourishing weeknight dinner. This Tomato Garlic Dal cooked with two kinds of quick-cooking lentils, lots of juicy tomatoes and generous amounts of garlic and spices is absolutely delicious. With...

Spinach Daal (Paalak Daal)
Spinach Daal (Paalak Daal)

This Spinach Daal is a deeply personal recipe. One from my mum's stash of recipes, it is what I grew up on. Creamy luscious yellow lentils dotted with rich dark green wilted spinach leaves ladled over fluffy white rice as warming notes of cumin and chilli filled the...

Smoky Chicken Chimichurri Lentil Salad
Smoky Chicken Chimichurri Lentil Salad

A perfect This And That meal, this Smoky Chicken Chimichurri Lentil Salad is fast, fresh, light and absolutely delicious! With hardly any cooking involved, this mix-and-make recipe can easily be adapted to a Vegetarian or Pescatarian diet. A Good Chimichurri Sauce...

Vegan Dal Makhani (Creamy Black Lentil Dal)
Vegan Dal Makhani (Creamy Black Lentil Dal)

A Traditional North Indian Dal Made With Special Black Lentils A simple dal is a staple at virtually every meal in an Indian household. The most common everyday dals are  masoor dal (red lentils), mung dal (small yellow lentils/split and dehusked mung bean), toor dal...

Turmeric Daal
Turmeric Daal

We eat daal once a week, sometimes twice or even thrice (when I am feeling especially lazy). I have cooked at least fifty different kinds of daal on thousands of occasions. But for some inexplainable reason, I don't have a single daal recipe on the blog. None. So this...

Mushroom And Lentil Vegan Bolognese
Mushroom And Lentil Vegan Bolognese

A few years ago, I started converting a lot of our regular traditional meat recipes to vegetarian (often vegan) flavour packed versions. It was simply to get the boys to eat more plant-based meals and open up their minds to healthier options. Little did I know that we...

Rainbow Veggie Coconut Dal
Rainbow Veggie Coconut Dal

It is a bloody miracle that I haven't shared a dal recipe on the blog for a while now, considering I am cooking dals every week (much to my boys annoyance!). The last time I shared some delicious wholesome dal recipes, I received so many messages asking for more. Who...

Weeknight Red Lentil Veggie Dal
Weeknight Red Lentil Veggie Dal

I am back with my promise to inspire you to eat more veggies this year. This time, I am sharing a much loved, family favourite Weeknight Red Lentil Veggie Dal that I could make in my sleep. When there is no dinner and no inspiration, THIS is what I make. It is a basic...

Sumac Roasted Eggplant Lentil And Cherry Salad
Sumac Roasted Eggplant Lentil And Cherry Salad

This is a thoroughly satisfying, hearty and savoury salad made with minimal fuss by roasting eggplant slices rubbed with sumac, making a garlic balsamic dressing in a mason jar and tossing it all together in a bowl with some lentils, dried cherries and herbs. Need...

French Lentil Garlic Patties And I Won Best Australian Blog 2013.
French Lentil Garlic Patties And I Won Best Australian Blog 2013.

    Yesterday was a crazy day. I got a phone call in the weekend. I had one hand wedged upto the elbow down a hole Nick had dug in our lawn. I was trying to break the rock we had hit to make the hole deeper. We were in the middle of moving our clothesline to...