Easy peasy lentil curry

Easy peasy lentil curry

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Cooking time

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 45 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

Cooking with virtue; fast, cheap and healthy vegetarian lentil curry, that's also low in fat and freezable

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Freezable
  • Vegetarian
  • Healthy
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
432
protein
14g
carbs
76g
fat
10g
saturates
1g
fibre
6g
sugar
0g
salt
1.38g

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp sunflower oil
  • 2 medium onions, cut into rough wedges
  • 4 tbsp curry paste
  • 850ml vegetable stock
  • 750g stewpack frozen vegetables
  • 100g red lentils
  • 200g basmati rice
  • turmeric
  • handful of raisins and roughly chopped parsley
  • poppadoms and mango chutney, to serve

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Method

  1. Heat the oil in a large pan. Add the onions and cook over a high heat for about 8 minutes or until they are golden brown. Stir in the curry paste and cook for a minute. Slowly pour in a little of the stock so it sizzles, scraping any bits from the bottom of the pan. Gradually pour in the rest of the stock.
  2. Stir the frozen vegetables, cover and simmer for 5 minutes. Add the lentils and simmer for a further 15-20 minutes or until the vegetables and lentils are cooked.
  3. While the curry is simmering, cook the rice according to the packet instructions, adding the turmeric to the cooking water. Drain well.
  4. Season the curry with salt, toss in a handful of raisins and chopped parsley, then serve with the rice, poppadums and chutney.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, February 2002

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elliejade1's picture
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not so much a curry as frozen veg and a can of lentils cooked in very mildly spiced water. wouldn't do this again

julie176's picture
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Very nice but substituted frozen stew pack as couldn't find any at Tesco. Would be interested to know where you can get from. Used fresh mushrooms, carrots and sweet potato. Would make again.

taracox's picture
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Yummy! I used madras curry powder and some water to make a paste as well as using fresh vegetables instead of frozen. Tasted it towards the end and it was delicious but added some greek yogurt to it as I needed to use it up which was possibly even nicer!

louisajn's picture
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Im a vegetarian and i added some quorn chicken and less vegetables and it was delicious! definately a great cheap meal!

rosfane's picture

I followed the recipe pretty much to the letter, apart from leaving out the raisins. It was fairly successful, though could have done with a bit more depth of flavour. Maybe extra curry paste would do the trick. The lentils got a bit lost, but it was a wholesome (and filling) eating experience! Ideal for freezing.

cobbles1505's picture
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Very tasty and easy to make :-) I added some aubergine but you could add anything you wanted really. Was lovely the next day and also froze/re-heated well. Will definitely make again!

mamma123's picture
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having a large family it's very hard to find something they all love, well this one hit the nail on the head!!! i doubled up on everything though as there's too may of us, but it tasted fantastic!!

loopyleah's picture
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Had this for early dinner today - was excellent especially as the ingredients can all be pulled out of the back of the cupboard or freezer! I made it with fresh ginger and mushrooms with frozen peas and also feel it needed extra spice so added plenty of chilli powder!

rebeccalovestocook's picture

I made this as a side dish with the rice and some chicken and it was really lovely. I could have just eaten it on it's own but my hubby has to have his meat!!! Even my 6 year old loved it. A real success.

barnetgirl's picture

Dont think I have seen frozen stewpack veg before, anyone know which supermarket has them?

fatface's picture

A tablespoon of hummus is good in this and I left out the raisins.

manor11's picture
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very nice

ellamay's picture
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A really good meal.
Followed recipe exactly, found although there was a lot of juice it was really quite runny consistency. So might amend that for next time.
I used casserole vegetables and added some frozen vegetables too. A really nice and tasty meal.

bvarone's picture
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Very hearty. This curry got my husband to eat his veggies. Use fresh vegetables. It's just nicer with fresh veggies. If you've never had fresh parsley give it a try but don't go overboard. Many people don't like fresh parsley.

bowley1's picture
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I used fresh carrots, musrooms, and peppers VERY tasty and a real hit with both myself and my hubby. i have made this loads of times now and have learnt to make in bulk when I make it and portion up enough for 2 in freezer bags, then when we would have normally ordered a takeaway we just get one out of the freezer pop it out of the bag whack it in the microwave and serve with rice. You really dont miss the meat in this curry, we are both meat eaters - this dish has actually convinced us that veggie meals can be delicious and are trying more and more now.

peteryyz's picture

What is the point of a recipe if everyone changes it!!!- No one on here has made it as it's described! - Respect the recipe for gods sake!- So bloody annoying you people!!!!

linhook's picture

this was gorgeous! added more curry paste than the recipe said. made a bulk lot and froze it-tasted even better when it had been frozen and re-heated,gave the flavours chance to develop! definately be making it again.

panda-cakes's picture

Loved the recipe, experimented with adding chopped tomatoes, and was really tasty. added chopped coriander as suggested too, delicious!

bethocallaghan's picture
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Easy and very tasty. I don't think I used the frozen veg stewpack - it was just a pack of mixed veg - brocolli, cauliflower, carrot, beans etc and it worked well and tasted nice.

elimasu's picture
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really easy to make and really delicious, i added extra curry paste and cardamom pods and my husband was really sceptical but ended up having seconds. i will definately make again

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