Oh, soooo good! I agree with the80srule that it was really easy to make too. I didn't even bother with the different bowls that she suggested; I just mixed everything in the pot. I love the iron powerhouse combo of lentils and spinach! I used green lentils, since that was what I had on hand (and cooked them a little longer), but I know that this dish would be even better with red lentils. Also, I used mustard powder instead of seeds and didn't happen to have any cilantro on hand. Like other reviewers, I used extra spinach: 3 cups total. I served it with basmati brown rice. The combination of sweet cashews and coconut, spicy curry, and sour lime was truly tantalizing. I second the suggestion of serving it with lime wedges; a little fresh lime juice squeezed on top was just the thing. I already can't wait to make this again with red lentils. Made for Veg*an Swap, May 2010.
After making this recipe for the first time, I made it again less than a week later. It's delicious, easy, quick, and hearty - and I'm not a big fan of lentils! I used loads more spinach than the recipe called for - at least 5 cups - and served it in bowls garnished with additional cashews and cilantro (will try serving it over rice next time, for variety). This will become a regular on the family menu during spinach season, to be sure.
This was delicious, and tasted even better the next day! I could really taste the mustard flavor from the seeds when I first tried this, but when I had the leftovers the next day, the flavors had migled perfectly. Great, quick, simple recipe. I probably added almost a cup of cashews, cuz I love 'em! I also used baby spinach leaves, and I'd say I threw in 2 BIG handfuls of those as well. I served it over jasmine rice. I didn't have cilantro, but next time will definitely add that as well!
Oh Magpie this dish is just simply fabulous! I had a lot of fun making it too, it appears labor intensive at first but it's really not. The main thing is just making sure you have enough bowls handy! I used a large one and two medium ones to separate the ingredients-- need a medium bowl for the red lentils and spices, another medium one for the spinach and cashews, and a large one handy to whisk the coconut milk, salt, lime juice, and water together. I used 1 teaspoon of RealLime, and some nice sea salt. 1/2 cup of pre-chopped onion was just dandy and since I didn't have fresh cilantro today I put a few shakes of dried cilantro in with the red lentil bowl, about a little less than a teaspoon. I always have fresh spinach in my house, since I love it I probably used closer to 2 cups, and some wonderful plump raw cashews. The different aromas together while it was on the stove were just mouthwatering! A very warming dish, the spiciness kicks in about a minute after you take a bite. Very tasty with naan dippers! One of the best curries I've had that I didn't get at the my favorite Indian restaurant! With some cubed potatoes and marinated tofu, this would also make a nice dosa filling. Made for our VIP player in Veggie Swap 22.
Very yummy! An easy, hearty meal for a wintry night. I used coconut oil instead of olive oil, extra spinach as several recommended, and served with brown rice. Thanks for posting.
A really great recipe that I will absolutely use again. I added pineapple and a red pepper to make it feel super summery.
Excellent. 1 3/4 cup of water is about the amount of the coconut milk can, so save on dirtying measuring cups. Add the zest of the lime as well.
We really liked this. Easy, healthy and yummy...that's 5 stars for me! Thanks magpie diner
We made this last night, what a wonderful dish thank you so much for sharing. Very simple and such wonderful flavours...
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An excellent recipe!!! I also used much more spinach, a bag of baby spinach leaves (I think the bag is about 200gr), and I was generous with the cilantro because we like it. I used a Roasted Garam Masala which is what I generally have on hand. I could have made it hotter, it was quite mild, but then you might lose the sweetness of the cashews. We do love dahl and this is a real make-again, DH is having the leftovers for lunch, LUCKY him!!!! I served this on steamed white rice, we really enjoyed this excellent dish. This recipe was made for ZWT 8, thank you, magpie diner :)