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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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.

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