Quick eats for a busy day! Easy Lentils. Free From.

Quick Eats for a busy day! Easy Lentils. Dairy. Egg. Gluten. Free.

How bizarre it seems to me writing todays blog post at the end of the day! I’ve never done that before! Such a busy day today that I didn’t even have time to even think about my blog! 😦 This morning I had a appointment to go to (which had to be rearranged for an earlier time) as at bedtime last night my son tells me that I was helping on the school trip today! So I dash from my appointment, home for a quick bite to eat before racing (yes in my mobility scooter 😛 ) to school. Two classes went on this trip so it was about 60 children with several adult helpers but the children still keep you on your toes (or seat! 😛 speeding up to make sure they’re all behaving etc.) Trip finished (later than expected) so I only just made it to my other appointment (rescheduled to be later this time) and then I came home to realise we have no food! 😦 That’s a slight big exaggeration actually as we nearly always have a pantry full of food, but as it is mainly whole food or fresh food, it needs preparing and cooking. What’s always quick and easy? 🙂 Lentils of course! So I made a quick lentil dal recipe with some of my flatbread BUT I have a new ingredient in my pantry and I thought I’d test it out… coconut flour! OMGosh!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂 I managed to change my flatbreads into coconut flavoured breads (think Indian peshwari bread)… but healthy ones of course! That has to be my new favourite fridge food! 🙂 Back to the lentils… here they are…

Gather

  • A sliver of coconut oil
  • 1 medium onion sliced
  • 100g red split lentils
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (I used pink Himalayan)
  • 1 teaspoon garlic granules
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 teaspoon tandoori spice
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder

Prepare

  1. Melt the coconut oil and fry the onion until just starting to brown.
  2. Add the lentils and stir to coat in the oil.
  3. Add about a quarter (150ml) of the water and stir. Cook for 2-3 minutes.
  4. Add the salt, garlic, turmeric, coriander, cumin, tandoori and curry. Add another quarter of the water (150ml), mix well and leave for 5 minutes.
  5. Turn the heat down and add the rest of the water. Leave to cook for a further 10-15 minutes while you prepare the bread. Most of the water should be used to soften the lentils so you should end up with a thick sauce.
  6. See the recipe for the flatbread here. Just swap 1/4 of the flour for coconut flour (I used 50g coconut flour and 150g ground up porridge oats this time). 

Serve & Store

  • Serve this with the yummy coconut bread! (Yes, I am slightly obsessed with the greatness of it).
  • Serve with your favourite grain.
  • Add some green salad (I had fresh coriander and cucumber).
  • Make as part of a selection of dishes, maybe with biryani 🙂

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