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High Protein Red Lentil Dahl


High Protein red lentil dahl

This high-protein Pumpkin Red lentil dahl is a heart and flavourful meal for the cold winter evening.


It was a cold and rainy evening when i first made this dahl. I had hear so much about this hearty and flavourful dish, and i was excited to finally try it.


I took my first bite and was immediately blown away by the depth of flavour. The creamy pumpkin and the tender red lentils were perfectly balanced by the bold spices, and i could taste the hint of tomato and coconut in every bite.

Made with nourishing red lentils and creamy pumpkin, this dahl is packed with plant-based protein to keep you feeling satisfied and energised.

The aromatic blend of spices, give this dish a rich and aromatic flavour, while topping of crushed almonds adds a crunch texture

  • Category: Lunch, Dinner
  • Cuisine: Indian
  • Servings: 6
  • Diet:
  • Vegan
  • Prep Time: 20min
  • Cook Time: 40min
  • Total Time: 15min


  • 2 cup dry red lentils

  •  ½ small pumpkin

  • 1 ½ brown onion

  • 1 ½ teaspoon ground coriander

  • 1 ½ teaspoon ground coriander

  •  1 ½ tablespoon chopped fresh ginger

  • 800 ½ grams crushed tomatoes

  • 2 ½ tablespoons nutritional yeast

  •  ¼ cup crushed tamari almonds



  2. Preheat the oven to 200c

  3. Rinse the red lentils in a fine mesh sieve and set aside

  4. In a large pot, heat a little oil over medium heat. Add the onion and saute until translucent

  5. Roast the pumpkin on a lined baking tray for 15 minutes

  6. In a high speed blender, combine the tomato, coconut cream an pumpkin, blend until smooth consistency

  7. Add the red lentils to the pot and stir to combine. Pour enough water to cover the ingredients by about an inch. Bring to boil, then reduce the heat to a simmer and cover pot.

  8. Pour the pumpkin cream mixture over the lentils.

  9. Simmer the dahl for about 20 minutes, or until the lentils are tender

  10. Remove the pot from the heat and sprinkle with the nutritional yeast and crush almonds. Serve hot.



* Nutrition information is a rough estimate based on products I use.


  • Serving: 1 Serving
  • Calories: 600 calories