Spicy root & lentil casserole

Spicy root & lentil casserole

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Cooking time

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 35 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

The potatoes in this recipe take on the spicy flavours beautifully - our idea of the perfect veggie supper

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Vegetarian
  • Healthy
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
378
protein
14g
carbs
64g
fat
9g
saturates
1g
fibre
10g
sugar
0g
salt
1.24g

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp sunflower or vegetable oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 700g potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 4 carrots, thickly sliced
  • 2 parsnips, thickly sliced
  • 2 tbsp curry paste or powder
  • 1 litre/1¾ pints vegetable stock
  • 100g red lentils
  • a small bunch of fresh coriander, roughly chopped
  • low-fat yogurt and naan bread, to serve

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Method

  1. Heat the oil in a large pan and cook the onion and garlic over a medium heat for 3-4 minutes until softened, stirring occasionally. Tip in the potatoes, carrots and parsnips, turn up the heat and cook for 6-7 minutes, stirring, until the vegetables are golden.
  2. Stir in the curry paste or powder, pour in the stock and then bring to the boil. Reduce the heat, add the lentils, cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes until the lentils and vegetables are tender and the sauce has thickened.
  3. Stir in most of the coriander, season and heat for a minute or so.Top with yogurt and the rest of the coriander. Serve with naan bread.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, February 2003

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brasero's picture
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made this twice now , but had to use green lentils (put them in at the first step) as we live in france and they do not seem to have red lentil s here (?) .

Really hearty recipe and it has now made it onto our menu in our restaurant in the french ski resort of Tignes (Le Brasero )

joff01's picture
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I wasn't keen on the carrots and parsnips in the recipe but the rest makes a fantastic base for a vegetable curry!

debrajayne's picture
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Easy, tasty and filling ... and very healthy. Also doubled the amount of lentils. Love it.

stelaholder's picture
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Very tasty. Good way to use veg.

kd1838's picture
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Love it!

crumbles's picture

Delicious & easy, what more can you ask for.

khambhaita_p's picture
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Really easy recipie and yummy..went down a treat with meat lovers too. Will be making this again.

psy10145's picture

Lovely, my husband and kids loves this dish, Trying it next with some beef,
Easy to cook and extremely filling.

patiencemasaya's picture
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winner!!! altho i swapped parsnips wi butternut,used less potatoes,taste beta th folowing day. served mine wi rice

mattpjmsith's picture
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This is a great recipe! Just eating my leftovers for lunch now, and I think its even better than last night although missing the yoghurt :( ... Served mine with Basmati Rice. I agree that 200g of lentils will work better .. I used 150g and should have gone the extra 50g. I used Sweet Potato, and carrots, but will use normal spuds next time to see the difference.

charleyb's picture
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Really tasty and so cheap!! Would also use more lentils as suggested. Has become a house favourite.

danique_f's picture
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great receipe, so easy to make, and can change vegetables to your preference (I added sweet potato, which goes great with curry). Definately even better the day after, once all flavours have settled. Added a bit of cornflour at the end to thicken it up a bit. This will become a regular during winter as so cheap and easy.

lee-anneyoung's picture
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This was delicious, a real winter warmer ... oh and very filling all you need is the naan bread.

sharondick73's picture
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Brilliant - made it loads and loads!!

alexevans1's picture
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Really tasty, nice served with chappatis

angelal2366's picture

This is the best lentil curry i have made!! Its really quick and easy. I used half sweet potato and half a normal variety, and also added cherry tomatoes five mins before serving. Its very tasty but filling and low fat aswel. Perfect!!

nickeegan's picture

Went down a storm, took advice from above and used slightly more lentils. It was great! will def make again

mrsi2b's picture
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Just a bit too bland really. Did nothing for me

tordi1's picture
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This was a really nice dish that I would make again. I also increased the amount of lentils and that worked well. Only thing I would say was that it took much longer than stated for the vegetables to cook through, though this could've been because I chopped them larger than I was meant to I suppose. Not a huge problem though as I simply added a bit more water and left it all simmering. Nice easy dish which could easily be varied by changing the type of vegetables or the type of curry paste.

v6en31's picture
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We love this!

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