Besides that it tastes great, and is super easy to make, this dal is also incredibly healthy! Lentils are legume ROCKSTARS. Firstly, they do not require soaking or long cook times like other beans. Therefore, they are a great option for the quick weeknight meals. Secondly, they are rich in plant protein, fiber, and vitamins and minerals, specifically iron and B vitamins.
Now you know a little bit about why these little legumes are so great. In addition, more often than not lentils are also cooked with spices and herbs that offer additional healthy benefits. In this recipe I cook the lentils with a whole bunch of different culinary spices all of which offer potent antioxidant support. So yay to spices and yay to lentils! And most definitely yay to tasting DELICIOUS!
Spiced Coconut Dal
Makes about 5 cups