Hearty Dahl Curry

vegan dahl curry recipe with red lentils

Written by Liz

I’m Liz, I share recipes and easy substitutes to make plant-based living simple!

October 7, 2021



Hearty Dahl Curry

Nourishing, aromatic and filling - this wholefoods plant based dahl is perfect for meal prep.
Recipe is by Veg Me Up meal kits from Melbourne, Australia (see notes for details).
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Keyword dahl, dahl curry, easy vegan, healthy dinner, healthy meal ideas, healthy vegan dinner, lentil curry, plant based cheese, plant based recipes, plantbased, vegan curry, vegan dinner, vegan meal prep, vegan protein, vegan recipe, vegan recipes, wfpb, wholefood plant based
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4 people
Cost $9


  • 2 red onion
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 3 cm fresh ginger
  • 2 zucchini
  • 2 tsp curry powder
  • 2 tsp turmeric
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 2 cups dried red lentils
  • 2 handfuls fresh spinach
  • 1 lime, squeezed
  • 2 vegetable stock cubes
  • 400 ml canned diced tomatoes
  • 400 ml coconut milk
  • 4 tbsp soy sauce
  • 4 cups water
  • 4 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 cups rice, cooked to packet instructions


  • Slice onions into half rings. Mince ginger and garlic. Chop zucchini into 1.5cm chunks.
  • Heat oil in large fry pan on high. Add onion and sauté fr 2 minutes. Add garlic and ginger, stir for a further 1 minute then remove roughly 1/3 of the mixture and set aside.
  • Add spices, zucchini, diced tomatoes and generous pinch of salt, cook for 4 minutes with the lid on, stirring occasionally to prevent burning.
  • Add coconut milk, lentils, soy sauce, water and stock cubes. Bring o the boil then reduce to low and simmer for 20 minutes uncovered, stirring regularly. Add extra water if the mixture becomes to thick for your taste.
  • Add lime juice, then season with salt and peppert taste. Stir through spinach until it wilts (about 30 seconds) then remove from heat.
  • Serve with rice and garnish with the reserved onion mixture.


If you're in Melbourne, Australia this meal kit is available for purchase on the Veg Me Up website.

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