Creamy Thai Peanut Dahl (Vegan, Gluten-Free)

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This past weekend when I was brainstorming I came up with this amazing vegan Dahl recipe. I call this recipe India meets Thailand. When creating gluten-free vegan recipes, it is important that they are nutritionally balanced and flavourful. In this recipe, I used red lentils, coconut milk, peanut butter, bell pepper, carrots, potatoes and Thai curry flavours. I finished the Dahl with fresh lime juice and plenty of cilantro. Are you thinking what I am thinking? 🙂 Yes, definitely not traditional, but sometimes classic recipes need to be kicked up a notch, and this is one of those recipes that needed a change. You have to trust me on this, it is super tasty and comforting, just what we need in October. To add even more veggies, I served this Dahl over roasted butternut squash and grilled zucchini, then I sprinkled pumpkin seeds over the top.  Can it get any better than this? Enjoy!


  • 1 Tbsp. Coconut oil
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp. Minced ginger (1-inch)
  • 1/4 cup Thai yellow curry paste
  • 3 cups GF vegetable broth
  • 1 can 14 oz. (400 ml) coconut milk
  • 1/4 cup GF low sodium tamari sauce
  • 2 Tbsp. Pure maple syrup
  • 1 red bell pepper, cut into bite size pieces
  • 2 medium carrots, diced
  • 2 medium potatoes, peel and cut into small cubes
  • 1/2 cup roughly chopped fresh cilantro plus some for serving
  • Juice of 1 large lime
  • Optional toppings; cilantro, peanuts, pumpkin seeds, yogurt, avocado, chopped Thai chili peppers, lime juice
  • Instructions

  • In a large saucepan, sauté onion in coconut oil. Stir in garlic and ginger for 1 minute. Add peanut butter and curry paste and stir to combine
  • Add vegetable broth, coconut milk, tamari sauce, maple syrup, lentils, bell pepper, carrots and potatoes. Simmer over medium-low heat, uncovered, stirring frequently, for about 20 minutes or until the lentils are tender
  • Stir in cilantro and lime juice

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    One Response to Creamy Thai Peanut Dahl (Vegan, Gluten-Free)

    • Happy Karen :-) October 25, 2018

      love it!!

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