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Butternut Red Lentil Dhal

If you need extra sweetness and creaminess to balance Vata dosha, this is the perfect dish.

If you need delicious comfort food on a cold day, this is the perfect dish. If you need a quick and easy meal, this is the perfect dish.

I mean, you get it, this dhal is just the perfect dish :-D

I prepare it in my Instant Pot, throw everything in there and cook it under pressure for 4 mn. If you don't have an Instant Pot (you need to get one), cook it as a normal stew for 20 to 30 mn, until the lentils are falling apart and it's nice and creamy.

This makes 3 to 4 servings.


1/2 butternut squash, washed but unpeeled, cut in big chunks

1 cup red lentils, soaked for 20 mn if possible, otherwise just rinsed

1/2 cup brown rice

1 handful golden raisins

2 cups greens, roughly chopped (I used beet tops, but feel free to use kale, collards, chard, spinack etc)

1 tablespoon Kitchari spice mix (use code EMILIE for 15% off)

2 tablespoons ghee (this is important, as it balances the astringent and drying quality of the red lentils, don't skip or use less)

optional: hempseeds + a handful basil leaves when serving


Add everything together, cover with water and stir.

Add extra salt to taste.

I wish I had more instructions but, really, that's it !


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