30-Minute Carrot Dahl

30-Minute Carrot Dahl

A 30-Minute Carrot Dahl with brown rice and spinach. Cheap, filling, healthy, so delicious, and perfect for meal prepping!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 2 -3 servings
Author The Mostly Healthy


  • 1 onion
  • 2 garlic gloves
  • 2 carrots
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup red lentils (150 g)
  • 1 can chopped tomatoes
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 lime, the juice
  • Salt and pepper

Optional sides

  • 3/4 cup brown rice (150 g)
  • 2 big handful spinach


  1. If you're having brown rice, cook them according to the instructions on the package.
  2. Finely chop the onion and garlic cloves. Fry them for 3-5 minutes in a large pot over high heat. Add a splash of water if burning.
  3. Chop the carrots into 1/4-inch circles/bite-size pieces and add them to the pot along with the paprika and chili powder. Fry for another 2-4 minutes.
  4. Add ground ginger, cinnamon, red lentils, chopped tomatoes, and water to the pot. Cook for 20-25 minutes or until the carrots are tender and the lentils are soft.
  5. Add the juice of 1/2 lime, stir, and season with salt and pepper.
  6. Serve with brown rice and fresh spinach (optional).
  7. Store leftovers in the fridge for 3-5 days. Don't mix spinach with the leftovers as it might get soggy and wilted.