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Red Lentil & Coconut Dal with Toasted Sunflower Seeds


  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 2 small onions - chopped
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1/2 tsp chilli flakes
  • 1 cup red lentils
  • 5 cups water
  • 1 cup desiccated coconut
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 cup sunflower seeds


Add the onion to a large pan with the coconut oil and sauté for 10 minutes on a low heat. Add in the spices and fry for a further few minutes.

Thoroughly wash and drain the lentils.

Next add the lentils and water to the pan and simmer for 15 minutes on a low heat.

Finally stir in the coconut and season with salt and pepper.

Toast the sunflower seeds in a dry pan (medium heat) for a few minutes. Toss them occasionally and keep your eye on them as they burn quickly!

To serve top with toasted sunflower seeds.

Recipe by Rebel Recipes