Eat Well For Less: Lentil dhal recipe and step-by-step cooking instructions!

As chef Gregg Wallace and greengrocer Chris Bavin visit UK homes to show them how to Eat Well For Less, Gregg’s lentil dhal recipe has proved popular among viewers.

Families who are struggling to eat well on a budget get a knock at the door from the BBC show duo, in a bid to change habits, cut food waste and save money at the dinner table.

During the recent episode on October 29th, the Winbourne family from Bromley saw Gregg and Chris reunite them with their kitchen.

Here’s how to make the lentil dhal recipe that Gregg demonstrated to the family – with step-by-step cooking instructions!

Screenshot: Lentil dhal, Eat Well For Less, Series 7 Episode 4, BBC

Eat Well For Less lentil dhal: Ingredients

This recipe won’t need many ingredients, and doesn’t take long to make. It mostly involves using tinned foods such as lentils.

To make the lentil dhal, you will need: 1 tin of chopped tomatoes, 1 tin of chickpeas, 1 tin of lentils and 1 tin of coconut milk, any preferred spices (traditionally, lentil dhal involves turmeric, cinnamon, cumin, cayenne), 2 tbspn tomato puree, splash of lime, and spinach.

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Eat Well For Less lentil dhal: Recipe

Screenshot: Lentil dhal, Eat Well For Less, Series 7 Episode 4, BBC

Gregg makes the lentil dhal recipe pretty quickly, and it’s really simple to make. You will need a large pan and wooden spoon to cook this dish, which takes around 15 minutes.

Step 1: Start to heat the pan on the hob. When hot, pour the spices into a pan, along with the tomato puree. Add in the lentils and begin stirring.

Step 2: Add the chickpeas into the pan and give it a stir. Then add in the tinned tomatoes and coconut milk and mix it all together.

Step 3: Once all the ingredients are mixed and have been cooking for several minutes, take the pan off the hob, turn off the heat and place onto a wire rack. Then add spinach, as well as a splash of lime and coriander.

Step 4: Spoon it into a bowl for serving. And voila, the dish is ready.

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