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Griddled lamb with kale dhal recipe

Griddled lamb with kale dhal recipe

8 ratings

Less is more with this delicious dinner for two - succulent lamb is seasoned simply with black pepper and griddled, before being served with a richly spiced lentil, kale and tomato dhal. Not only is it packed with protein, low in salt and a great source of vitamin C, but it's also perfect for gluten-free diets - what's not to love? See method

  • Serves 2
  • 10 mins to prepare and 30 mins to cook
  • 427 calories / serving
  • Healthy
  • Gluten-free
  • Dairy-free


  • ½ tbsp olive oil or coconut oil
  • ½ tsp cumin seeds
  • ½ tsp fennel seeds
  • ½ tsp turmeric
  • 1 small onion, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1 red chilli, seeded and finely chopped
  • 100g red lentils
  • 1 tbsp coconut cream
  • handful coriander, chopped
  • 325g pack lamb loin fillets
  • 150g kale, shredded
  • 50g cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 6-8 mint leaves, chopped
If you don't have red lentils, you can try using green lentils instead

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    15g 21%
  • Saturates

    5g 26%
  • Sugars

    6g 7%
  • Salt

    1g 16%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 34.1g Protein 43.1g Fibre 1.6g


  1. Heat the oil in a pan over a medium heat and add the spices. Cook for 1 min before adding the onion, garlic and chilli to cook for another 1-2 mins.
  2. Stir in the lentils, 400ml water, the coconut cream and the coriander and bring to simmer. Cook for 15-18 mins, until all of the liquid has been absorbed.
  3. Season the lamb with black pepper. Heat a griddle pan until hot and cook the lamb for 6-7 mins on each side, or until cooked to your liking.
  4. Stir the kale and tomatoes into the dhal, cook for 1-2 mins and season to taste. Slice the lamb into strips.
  5. Divide the dhal between 2 warmed bowls. Serve with the sliced lamb and sprinkle with the chopped mint to serve.

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