You must probably begin to understand it, I have a great passion for world food. It is true that it is much easier to eat 100% plant based with foreign dishes than with French dishes. This is my great despair… It is impossible to eat vegan in a French brasserie for example. The only main dishes are made from large piece of meat/chicken/fish and a very light serving of vegetables to accompany it. Even the salads are made with some ham or cheese on it.
On the other hand, if you go to an Indian, Lebanese or other restaurant, there are always a vegan choice, I sometimes have a wide choice! All this to say that our traditional French cuisine should modernize and enter in a new area made with ethical dishes. I don’t want a vegan supremacy, it is not at all my kind but I would like all vegan can eat out a delicious 100% plant based dish. Besides, I’m sure it would not a delight for only the vegans. At the time when I was still eating meat, I did not want to eat it all the time. An alternative would have been appreciated.
I come back with my dahl. This is a well known Indian dish. It has the advantage of being naturally vegan and very well feed us. The lentils used are red. They have the advantage to cooking fast.
This dahl will adapt very well to your energetic lives that give little place for a long kitchen. It takes no more than 15-20 minutes of cooking!
Red lentil dahl
For 4 personnes
Vegan / Gluten free
Preparation time : 5 minutes / Cooking time : 20 minutes
2 cups red lenses
2 cloves garlic
1 can tomato flesh
1 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp cumin
1 1/2 tsp garam masala
salt and pepper
Pomegranate seeds, baby spinach and brown rice to accompany
Slice the shallots.
Heat a large pot (or wok), pour about 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Add the garlic with a garlic squash and the shallots. Saute until translucent result. Add the spices and stir. Leave 5 minutes.
Add the lentils and mix, then pour the tomato flesh and 1/2 liter of water. Mix and cover. Simmer for 15 minutes and ready!