TOMATO DAHL

'COPENHAGEN INSPIRED'

 

  • 1 cup red lentils (soaked previously)
  • 1-2 small zucchini
  • 5-6 tomatoes
  • 1 paquet cherrie tomatoes (300-400g)
  • 1 red onion
  • 1 garlic clove
  • Fresh coriander
  • Fresh lemon balm
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 2 tsp curry powder
  • 1 tsp sambar powder 
  • 1 lime
  • 1/2 cup almonds (natural or roasted)
  • Sea salt & black pepper

If you can't get sambar powder:

  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp coriander powder
  • !/2 tsp cumin powder
  • A pinch red chilies
  • A pinch mustard seeds
  • A pinch asafoetida powder

Cashew Cream:

  • 1 cup unsalted cashews
  • 1/3 cup coconut milk
  • A pinch sea salt

Copenhagen is one of the cities that i like the most, it inspires me a lot. When we travel, one of the things that we enjoy the most, is going out to eat. There is a place called Groed that we love, they make delicious salty and sweet porridges with different grains, milks, veggies, toppings... a brilliant idea for healthy meals. I thought in making this recipe after i tried their delicious dahl. If you are around the city don't hesitate, pass by!

Cut all the tomatoes (keep the cherry tomatoes on a side until later in the recipe) zucchini, onion and chop half of the herbs. In a saucepan add the coconut oil, the chopped vegetables, the spices and the salt. Stir with a wooden spoon and let it cook in medium heat for a couple of minutes until the vegetables start to soften. Now add the lentils (previously soaked and rinsed), the water and the coconut milk. Let it cook in medium heat for 25-30 minutes, stirring from time to time (If you need some extra water, add during the cooking process). Add the cherry tomatoes the last 8-5 minutes of the cooking. Once ready, let it sit for a bit while you are making the cashew cream. 

To make the cashew cream, mix all the ingredients in your blender until you get a creamy consistence (add some spoons of water if needed).

Decorate the tomato dahl bowls with some fresh herbs, almonds, cashew cream and some slices of lime.