Back to my original theme today which was Carol Vorderman - Accidental Vegan Hero, blogging about recipes from a series of Detox Recipe books that the television presenter and maths whizz put out with nutritionist Anita Bean in the noughties. The answer to the blog title question - Dahl with Sweet potatoes and Coconut from Carol Vorderman's Eat To Be Cellulite Recipes.
This was the first recipe I made from Carol and Anita's book - Eat To Beat Cellulite Recipes. I remember the first time I ate dahl was back in the mid nineties. My friend Tracey came over from Wales to visit me in Manchester and she cooked some dahl for us. I remember it being a taste sensation! I love sweet potatoes and I love dahl so I was immediately drawn to this recipe.
I've had cooked lentils in coconut milk before - there's a nice coconut dahl recipe in the Tibits cookbook. Where this recipe differs from other recipes is that there is no oil at all. You cook the lentils with chopped onion, garlic and sweet potato in water and coconut milk for twenty minutes and right at the end you stir in the spice blend and some grated fresh ginger and chopped coriander. Easy peasy, nice and quick and yummy comfort food. This makes a nice meal on it's own with some steamed green veg or as an extra accompaniment to a wider meal of curries.