Vegan Maple Dahl Soup

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Easy vegan dahl with maple
6 portions


  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 large white onion, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • Thumb-sized piece of ginger, peeled and chopped
  • 1 tsp ground turmeric
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • 1 litre vegetable stock
  • 200g red split lentils
  • 1 tbsp pure maple syrup (preferably golden colour for its delicate flavour)
  • 250ml coconut milk
  • 50g fresh baby spinach

For the garnish:

  • 1 red chilli, deseeded and finely sliced
  • Black sesame seeds


  1. Heat a pan with oil and cook the onion and garlic until soft
  2. Add the ginger, turmeric and garam masala and cook for another two minutes
  3. Cover with stock and bring to the boil, stir in the lentils and cook for 10 minutes
  4. Reduce heat and simmer for a further 15 minutes with the lid off
  5. Add the maple syrup and coconut milk and stir through
  6. When almost ready to serve, add the spinach and stir through until wilted
  7. Garnish with fresh chillies and black sesame seeds. This dhal is great accompanied by a flatbread, roti or naan

This warming dahl soup is easy to prepare and packed with fragrant flavour. The inclusion of vegan-friendly maple syrup adds a splash of sweetness to this spicy red lentil soup.

The Quebec Maple Syrup Producers are not in any way responsible for the identification or presence of allergens in recipes or for the classification of any recipe as vegetarian or vegan.

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