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Dal (soup off challenge)


So, it’s not technically soup more a curry, but as I ate mine with a spoon this evening, I reckon it can sneak in as an entry for the soup off 🍜

Fry an onion in oil for a few minutes then add 3 dried red chilli peppers. Continue to fry until onions are starting to brown. Add a cup of red split lentils and a jug of stock (about 3 cups). Add 2 tsp turmeric and pinch of salt. Simmer for 10 mins. Add chopped garlic and chopped fresh ginger and a handful of spinach. Stir and simmer for another 5 mins.

11 Replies
LythamSuper Host 3 stone

I reckon it can sneak in too! :-)

Wow, you make it sound so easy, I could take a spoon to that too! :-) x

Greendream123Soup Off winner

I'll definitely be trying that! :)

Roukaya2020 March

The only time I have Dal is when my Mother prepares it ?

Was it very nice ?

monday1957Maintainer in reply to Roukaya

It’s lovely - warming, delicious and ready in 20 minutes ☺️

slipstick1 stone

Dal with spinach, one of my favourites. I also like it made with chana dal (split chickpea) instead of the red lentils but that does take a good bit longer to cook so I usually do that in the pressure cooker. I also add some mustard seeds and cumin seeds with the onion. Not much water, it's a curry, more water it's soup. Always tasty though

BigStan2020 October

Never had spinach in a daal. Will make a request to the chef.

LythamSuper Host 3 stone in reply to BigStan

Hello and welcome ! TeamAdmin will be along soon with your welcome pack :-) x

morelessAdministrator in reply to BigStan

Hi and welcome, BigStan :)

You've been hiding yourself away for a long time!

All of the information you need about the forum can be found in Pinned Posts

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We've found active participation to be key to successful weight loss and, of course, it's a good way to get to know people, find inspiration and share support and encouragement.

Wishing you all the best :)

Mixy122020 August

That sounds lovely. I'll make that for lunch. Thank you!

Eau024452020 October

Dal is amazing, very tasty and nutrious and extremely low calorie

My doctor once told me to include it in my diet rather than my usual junk food :)

BridgeGirlAdministrator in reply to Eau02445

Hello, Eau02445, and welcome to the Weight Loss forum :)

If you have any soup specialities, especially with photos, you would be very welcome to enter the Soup Off. That's one of our many activities to be found in Pinned Posts healthunlocked.com/weight-l... A good place to start would be joining today's weigh in and then looking at the Daily Diary: Sunday's Diary opens late afternoon and you can add your meal plans.

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This is a great place for support and information so I hope you'll be an active member :)

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