Mains, Vegan, Vegetarian

Roasted Squash & Coconut Dahl

Cooking method:

Ninja Speedi Rapid Cooker
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Total time: 38 mins
  • Skill Easy
  • Serves 4 people

Roasted Squash & Coconut Dahl

Utensils required


Bottom of pot

  • 200g red lentils, rinsed
  • 2.5cm piece fresh ginger, peeled, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled, minced
  • 1 banana shallot, peeled, finely chopped
  • teaspoons mild curry powder
  • ½ teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1 green chilli, finely chopped (optional)
  • 1 can (400ml) coconut milk
  • 200ml water
  • 1 teaspoon salt


  • 600g butternut squash wedges
  • 1 tablespoon sunflower oil
  • Salt and pepper, as desired
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • Coriander leaves, to garnish

Cooking mode

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  • Step 1

     Place all bottom of pot ingredients in the pot and stir together.

  • Step 2

     Pull out the legs on the Cook & Crisp tray, then place tray in the top position in the pot above lentils. Brush squash wedges with oil on all sides and sprinkle over salt and pepper. Then place on top of tray.

  • Step 3

    Close the lid and flip the SmartSwitch to RAPID COOKER. Select SPEEDI MEALS, set temperature to 180˚C and set time to 15 minutes. Select START/ STOP to begin cooking (the unit will steam for approx. 8 minutes before countdown timer begins).

  • Step 4

    When cooking is complete, transfer squash to a plate. Then use silicone-tipped tongs to grab the centre handle and remove the tray from the unit. Stir dahl with lime juice.


  • Step 5

    Divide dahl between shallow bowls and top with squash and coriander leaves.