I love this recipe in winter, it’s warming both in spice and heat, nurturing and just tastes wonderful. The sweet potato gives this dish such a lovely texture as well as adding a delicious sweetness. Enjoy!

Serves 5-6


1 cup split red lentils
300g sweet potato, grated (approximately 2 cups)
2 tablespoons ghee or coconut oil
2 tablespoons finely grated ginger
2 teaspoons turmeric powder or fresh grated
Good pinch cayenne pepper
2 cups water
½ cup coconut cream
¼ teaspoon Himalayan or Celtic sea salt
Pepper to taste


[N] Soak split red lentils overnight in 3 cups of water.
[D] Next day, strain off soaking water and rinse well. Set aside.
Heat ghee or coconut oil in a medium/large pot.
Add ginger and turmeric powder and fry gently.
After 30 seconds add all other ingredients and bring to the boil.
Reduce heat to a moderate to low setting. Allow Dahl to cook with the lid on for 40-50 minutes, stirring often.
Season with extra salt and pepper as needed.
Created by our resident chef, Angie Cowen. Recipe from her brand new cookbook Love Life and Gluten Free

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