This dahl recipe is low histamine, oil-free, low-fat, vegan and sugar-free!
Living a low histamine VEGAN lifestyle can be tough. Though, on the flip side, life is never dull and it is all about being creative! Which I can do!
Initially, I thought dahl was out.. tomatoes are an important ingredient... but how the heck am I going to make dahl minus tomatoes??! To my surprise, there's actually quite a few recipes out there that omit tomatoes (yayyyy!). If you're in the initial stages of a low-histamine diet I wouldn't recommend this recipe, as lentils are out (along with some of the spices). In time, you will be able to tolerate them... I LOVE them! They are a wonderful source of protein, fibre and minerals like iron. I personally don't tolerate them well unless they are soaked, rinsed and well-cooked! :)
If you don't have any issues with histamine, feel free to use the juice of 1 - 2 lemons instead of citric acid... oh, and add some chilli! :)
Coconut yoghurt + cucumber make wonderful sides to this dish! :)
- 2 brown onions, diced
- 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
- 2 tsp ground ginger
- 1 1/2 tsp cumin powder
- 1 tsp curry powder
- 1 tsp mustard powder
- 2 inch fresh turmeric (or 1 tsp powder)
- 1 tsp garam masala
- salt + pepper
- 1 tsp citric acid
- 2 red apples
- 1 small sweet potato (or 1/3 large)
- 270g red lentils (soaked 6+ hours, well-rinsed)
- 10 sprigs fresh parsley, finely chopped
- 10 sprigs fresh coriander, finely chopped
- 250mL + extra coconut cream
Fry onion in a little coconut cream until soft.
Add garlic, spices, salt + pepper. Fry for a further 2 minutes until fragrant. If too dry, add more coconut cream.
Chop apples and sweet potato into small cubes. Peel if you prefer.
Add apples, sweet potato and lentils to your pot. Cover with just enough water so that most of your ingredients are sitting in liquid. Simmer for 25-30 minutes until the lentils are soft.
Stir in citric acid, fresh herbs and coconut cream. Taste, adjust seasonings as needed. You may want to add extra citric acid for more zing!
Serve plain or with brown rice. Drizzle with coconut cream for extra creaminess.