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Harvest Tomato and Butternut Squash Dal | halfbakedharvest.com @hbharvest
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Harvest Tomato and Butternut Squash Dal

This dal is lightly spiced and full of fresh flavors
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Asian
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 270kcal


Spiced Oil


  • 1. Heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. When the oil shimmers, add the ginger and garlic. Cook until fragrant, about 2 minutes. Stir in the curry powder and red pepper flakes and cook another minute. Slowly add the water. Add the curry paste, lentils, butternut, and 1 cup tomatoes. Season generously with salt. Bring the mix to a boil over high heat, then reduce the heat to low, cover and simmer 20-30 minutes, until the lentils are soft and the tomatoes have burst.
    2. Meanwhile, make the spiced oil. Heat the coconut oil, ginger, cumin, mustard seeds, red pepper flakes, and the remaining 1/2 cup of tomatoes in a medium skillet over medium heat. Cook until the spices are fragrant and the tomatoes have burst, about 10 minutes. Season with salt. 
    3. Remove the dal from the heat and stir in the cilantro. Taste and season with salt if needed. 
    4. To serve, spoon the dal over bowls of rice. Top as desired with cilantro, spiced oil, and pomegranates. Serve with Naan on the side. Enjoy!


Calories: 270kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Sodium: 69mg | Potassium: 567mg | Fiber: 11g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 6195IU | Vitamin C: 21mg | Calcium: 66mg | Iron: 3.6mg