Red lentil dip

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Red lentil dip recipe

A flavoursome alternative to dal or hummus

25 minutes

Serves 4

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Recipe by: Mixer | Eat Move Learn cook

This Indian dip is a bit like daal (an Indian red lentil soup) but is thicker so that you can eat it as a dip. It’s best served warm and can be eaten for lunch or as a snack. Eat with raw vegetable sticks such as carrots, cucumbers or peppers to make this snack one of your 5 A DAY, and add wholemeal bread for lunch.

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Recipe by: Mixer | Eat Move Learn cook

This Indian dip is a bit like daal (an Indian red lentil soup) but is thicker so that you can eat it as a dip. It’s best served warm and can be eaten for lunch or as a snack. Eat with raw vegetable sticks such as carrots, cucumbers or peppers to make this snack one of your 5 A DAY, and add wholemeal bread for lunch.

This recipe is from our Eat Move Learn programme helping kids to eat healthily and stay active. 

> See all our recipes suitable for young cooks

> Download child-friendly instructions for this recipe

Two hands - one large, one smallSuitable for young cooks

Ingredients

  • 120g dried red lentils, rinsed
  • 250ml water
  • ½ tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled and finely diced
  • ½ teaspoon mild paprika
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin

5 A DAY: 1

Method

  1. Put the lentils and water in a saucepan over a medium heat and bring the lentils to the boil.
  2. Once boiling, cook the lentils on a low heat for about 15 minutes until they are soft.
  3. Drain the excess water, transferring the lentils in to a bowl.
  4. Using the back of a fork, mash the cooked lentils.
  5. Add the oil, garlic and spices to the lentils and mix together with a spoon.
  6. Serve immediately with vegetable sticks so that the dip is still warm.

Young cooks can help mashing the red lentils with a fork – it’s really fun to do!


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