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Red Cabbage, Cauliflower & Coconut Dahl

serves 4: prep 20 mins; cook 1 hour 10 mins


1 Small Cauliflower, cut into small florets

2 tbsp Rapeseed oil

1 Onion, finely chopped

200g red Cabbage, sliced thinly

Thumb size piece of Ginger, peeled and grated

2 Garlic Cloves, crushed

1/2 tsp Chilli Powder

1/2 tsp Turmeric

1 tsp Garam Masala

1 tsp Black Mustard Seeds

1 small handful Curry Leaves

300g Split Red Lentils

1.25lts Hot low-salt Vegetable Stock

1 Lime, juiced

2tbsp Coconut Flakes, toasted

Coriander leaves and chopped Chilli to serve (optional)


1/ Heat the oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. Toss the cauliflower, 1 tbsp of the oil and some seasoning in a roasting tin. Roast for 25-30 mins, then set aside.

2/ Heat the remaining oil in a large saucepan and add the onion and cabbage. Fry gently over a medium heat for 10 mins. Add the ginger, garlic, spices and curry leaves and fry for 2 mins. Stir through the lentils and most of the cauliflower. Pour over the stock, bring to the boil, lower to a simmer and cook uncovered for 40 mins. Stir through the lime juice and season to taste. Ladle into bowls, top with the remaining cauliflower, toasted coconut and coriander and chilli, if using.

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