Mains, Vegan, Vegetarian

Butternut Squash & Red Onion Dahl

Cooking method:

  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Total time: 23 mins
  • Skill Easy
  • Serves 1 person

Butternut Squash & Red Onion Dahl

This super simple recipe can be made in only 15 minutes – perfect for a busy week night dinner

You can even experiment with adding different vegetables and spices to this basic but flavoursome recipe


  • 300g butternut squash (peeled, chopped and de-seeded)
  • 100g red onion (peeled and chopped)
  • 400g red lentils
  • 200g sweetcorn
  • 200g spinach
  • 500ml water
  • 2 tsp or 1 small stock cube vegetable stock powder
  • 2 tsp medium curry powder
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1/2 tsp paprika

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  • Step 1

    Add all of the ingredients, apart from the sweetcorn and spinach, to the Ninja Foodi Multi-Cooker and stir

  • Step 2

    Place the Pressure Lid on your Ninja Foodi Multi-Cooker. Select ‘pressure’ for 5-8 minutes. Choose 5 minutes for firmer lentils and 8 minutes for a fluffier dahl

  • Step 3

    Once the dahl is cooked be sure to release the pressure before opening the lid

  • Step 4

    Stir in the sweetcorn and spinach, which will wilt and cook through with the heat of the dahl

  • Step 5

    Leave it to cool slightly before serving

  • Step 6

    Serve with brown rice, fresh coriander and a squeeze of lemon