Easy peasy lentil curry

Easy peasy lentil curry

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Cooking time

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 45 mins

Skill level



Serves 4

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

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  • Freezable
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian
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  • 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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  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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catbail's picture

I'm keeping a bag of these frozen veg in my freezer from now on, so I can make this entirely from the storecupboard. SO quick and easy, everybody loves it, easily made ahead, the perfect standby supper. I agree that more curry paste is a good idea, and fresh coriander added at the end is the perfect touch. Brilliant.

suzita's picture

I am going to try this recipe, sounds lovely I might add some cream to the curry, as this would make it creamy :)


johnshaw's picture
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added chickpeas as other users but sqeezed 2tbls. of lemon juice to finish.

redcard's picture
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took advise from other comments - extra paste and used fresh veg - also so had it on nan with plain yogurt - yum

juls28's picture

Love this recipe, I tend to up the curry paste miss out the rice and add a mixture of beans and lentils and fresh veg. It makes a great lunch. All my work collegues want the recipe!

georgeb74's picture
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Delicious! We also added more curry and chickpeas as one of the previous testers recommended and it was lovely.

juliettewilliams's picture
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Wow! Quick, easy and delicious- a new favourite with my family.

veronica46's picture

Enjoyable easy quick curry. Needed more curry than stated and also used chopped coriander which added more depth. I also added chickpeas which are always good in a curry.