Yellow split peas are a great plant-based protein and are also high in carbs & fibre. They also help to reduce the risk of chronic diseases like heart disease, cancer and diabetes.

What’s your favourite meal to make this time of the year? ✨


  • 1 onion
  • 1 lemon
  • 3 cloves garlic crushed or grated
  • ½ teaspoon chilli flakes
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 3 cloves left whole
  • 1 cup of split yellow peas, washed and drained
  • 1 large sweet potato
  • Cavolo nero (or spinach)
  • 1 spring onion
  • 2 tsp of flour
  • 3 tsp of tomato purée 
  • 200ml of vegetable stock
  • 1 cup of almond or coconut milk 
  • Fresh parsley
  • Salt & pepper to taste


  1. In a pan over medium heat, fry your onion and garlic. Add the chilli flakes, cumin, turmeric, salt & pepper and cook for 2 minutes – add a splash or two of water if the pan gets dry.
  2. Add the yellow split peas once they are washed and drained, the vegetable stock and tomato puree. Give everything a good stir and then simmer for 20 mins
  3. Afterwards, add the chunks of sweet potato in the pan.
  4. Mix in the flour with the Dahl. Squeeze in 1 lemon 🍋 and add the plant-based milk. Turn the heat down low and cover with a lid. Continue to simmer for another 20-25 minutes or until most of the liquid is absorbed and the split peas are done to your liking.
  5. When the dhal has cooked cooked, add the cavolo nero leaves or spinach on top and stir for 3 mins.
  6. Chop up some spring onion on top, add some pepper, fresh parsley 🌿 and serve with brown or white rice 🍚


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