Joe Wicks:  Red Lentil Dal & Quick Apple Pickle

Joe Wicks: Red Lentil Dal & Quick Apple Pickle

  1. List Of Ingredients
  2. 2 tbsp coconut oil
  3. 1 red onion, diced
  4. 2 tsp grated fresh ginger
  5. 3 medium carrots, finely diced
  6. 200g split red lentils, rinsed
  7. 750ml water
  8. 400g tin of chopped tomatoes
  9. ½ tsp ground turmeric
  10. ½–1 tsp chilli flakes
  11. 2 tsp cumin seeds
  12. 2 tsp black mustard seeds
  13. 4 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  14. 2 tsp garam masala
  15. salt, to taste
  16. Quick Apple Pickle
  17. 1 apple
  18. 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  19. 2 spring onions, thinly sliced
  20. handful of coriander leaves, finely chopped
  21. pinch of salt
  22. To serve
  23. handful of coriander leaves, roughly chopped
  24. natural yoghurt (if not vegan)
  25. wholemeal flatbreads or pita breads, warmed
  26. cooked rice (optional)


1 Heat 1 tablespoon of the coconut oil in a large saucepan over a medium heat until melted. Add the diced onion and cook for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until it is starting to brown. Stir in the grated ginger, and cook for 1–2 minutes to remove the raw taste. Add the carrots, lentils, water, tomatoes, turmeric and chilli flakes, bring to the boil, then reduce the heat and leave to simmer for 25–30 minutes until the lentils are tender.

2 Meanwhile, make the quick apple pickle. Core the apple and dice it into small chunks. Toss into a bowl with the vinegar, spring onions, coriander and salt, stir together to combine and set aside.

3 Once the lentils are cooked, heat the remaining tablespoon of coconut oil in a small frying pan over a medium heat. Add the cumin seeds, mustard seeds and sliced garlic, and cook until the garlic starts to become slightly golden. Remove from the heat and pour the contents of the pan into the pot of lentils along with the garam masala. Stir together, taste, and season with salt as needed.

4 Serve the lentils with a sprinkling of roughly chopped coriander, the apple pickle, a dollop of yoghurt, if using, and some flatbreads. You can also serve it with rice, if you like.

Extracted from Joe Wicks: Feel Good Food.