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The New Celebrity Favorite – Golden Dal with Gingered Tomatoes

Golden Dal with Gingered Tomatoes is a delicious Indian-style stew that will transport your taste buds. With rich flavors of shallots, tomatoes, cumin, and sunny turmeric singing in harmony with the red-lentil stew will make this dish a new staple dinner in your home. 

Preparation time 25 minutes
Total time 1 hour
Servings 6


  • 2 cups of rinsed red lentils
  • Freshly ground black pepper and kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 5 cups of mixed vegetables, such as carrots, golden beets, orange, and yellow bell peppers. Make sure they are diced into ¾ pieces. 
  • 1 tablespoon cumin seeds
  • ¼ cup of raw coconut oil


  1. Pour 8 cups of water into a large pot. Add the lentils, 2 teaspoons of kosher salt, and turmeric. 
  2. Bring to a boil and then reduce to medium heat and add the vegetables.
  3. Simmer for 45 minutes, stirring often. Once the vegetables have cooked and lentils have broken, you may add seasoning if you’d like. 
  4. Heat cumin seeds until sizzling in a large skillet pan on medium heat. This will take roughly 1 – 2 minutes. 
  5. Add the shallots and ginger to the skillet and stir until browned, about 3 – 4 minutes. 
  6. Combine the tomatoes and season with salt and pepper. Cook and often stir until they just begin to split.
  7. Top the lentil stew with the tomato mixture. 
  8. Add a dollop or two of yogurt and fresh mint to cut the heat. 

Notes From Healthier Me Today

  • If your yogurt is challenging to spoon, add a small splash of water to make it smoother.
  • For more of a kick, you can add some thin chile slices to your Golden Dal with Gingered Tomatoes at the end or cook it with the shallots.
  • Add a few splashes of coconut cream into the lentils or drizzle on top for extra depth. 

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