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Pumpkin and Turmeric Dhal


Prep Time: 20 mins

Cook Time: 45 mins


Conscious Grounds Kitchen / Stephanie Dahaby

Pumpkin and Turmeric Dhal

Suits: GF, DF, Nightshade free, Vegan.



  • Preheat oven at 180°c / 356°f
  • Chop pumpkin into 2cm cubes, skin off and transfer to mixing bowl
  • Season pumpkin with 2 tsp of turmeric powder, 1 tsp of salt. ½ tsp pepper and 1 tbsp of olive oil. Place on a baking tray and bake in the oven for 15 minutes, until soft and set aside
  • To make the curry paste, combine the remaining turmeric powder with remaining spices, 2 cloves of garlic (roughly chopped), 1 tbsp olive oil and 1 tbsp lime juice in a food processor or bullet mixer. Mix until a paste is formed and set aside
  • Process the cherry tomatoes into a puree and set aside
  • Add the remaining olive oil into a hot pot and fry the paste for 1-2 minutes until fragrant
  • Add in the dry lentils and stir to combine
  • Add in cold water (or stock), stir and cover on low/medium heat
  • After 10 mins add in the tomato puree, stir and cover
  • Season with remaining salt and pepper
  • Cover and let simmer for 20 mins, continue to stir and check occasionally to ensure there is a liquid consistency
  • Uncover and add in the cooked pumpkin. Stir and continue to cook at medium/high heat for another 10-15 mins, until the lentils have softened and the dhal has a thick consistency
  • Add remaining lime juice to taste and enjoy

History & Benefits

Turmeric has many health benefits due to its anti-inflammatory properties. Some of these benefits include improved digestion, detoxification of the liver and a natural boost to your immune system!

Santos Organics is proud to partner with Conscious Grounds Kitchen

This recipe was developed in collaboration with Conscious Grounds Kitchen expert team of chefs and nutritionists. Conscious Ground Organics is a certified organic farm and earth education centre in Byron Bay. Their philosophy is to bring compassion, love and healing through the food they grow, while the affiliated Conscious Ground Kitchen is dedicated to providing the most delicious, nutrient-rich food products for your home, because great nutrition is vital for a healthy lifestyle.