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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regularjon's picture

A great tasting recipe. Really hearty and warming, especially for a vegetarian. I also decided to chop up some ginger and chilli and put it in there for some reason. I dunno why I did it but it tasted okay so whatever. Peace x

uk2901's picture
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Perfect! This is soooo easy to make and so tasty! Don't change a thing! I added a bit of chilli once and it was unbearably hot! :)

disco_disco's picture
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Its ok. But it was more of a rubbish curry than anything else.

knights101's picture

Really tasty...the whole family enjoyed it...will be making this again :-)

kiwipanda14's picture
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Delicious, super easy and quick! The second time, I took out the parsnips and added some tomatoes for some more flavour.

looney's picture
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Simply beautiful! Even my meat loving, lentil hating wife loved this meal and asks for it often.

maj5678's picture

Really easy filling winter warmer! I added a chilli and a little Worcester sauce. And used sweet potato, but as others have said, you can use almost any veg you have left over. Served with rice instead of nann. Great!

fenpoppy's picture
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Simple to make, tasty, healthy and inexpensive. (Also really good mashed up as baby food so all the family can eat it!) Perfect!

fishez's picture
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Love this recipe!

sbarnatt's picture
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Really easy recipe, had some left over root veg and worked really well.Added 150g of lentils and some fresh tomatoes. Agree with others tasted nicer next day, it was yummy.

Frantic Flapjack's picture
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I made exactly as per the recipe but you could throw any veg in which you needed to use up. It was delicious. Would be ideal on a winter's evening. We had it on a very cold spring evening!

poiuytrewq's picture
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Pretty good, but I used the 100g of lentils specified in the recipe, and as others have mentioned, it ended up a bit too watery. Also didn't much like the sweetness of the parsnips against the curry. Would replace them with something green if I made it again. There's a lot of potatoes! I only used 500g and added turkey and prawns instead for more protein.

essexbex's picture
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This dish is amazing and very cheap and easy to make. Worked it out to be roughly 46p per portion to make (makes about six portions) and we have it every week. It's yummy!

cr-dennis's picture
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lovely and quick,i used a butternut squash instead of parsnips.

angiebaybee's picture
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We made this for dinner and it delicious! Far better than expected and a filling dinner when served with warm naan bread. I had the leftovers for lunch the next day and it kept perfectly. Will definitely be making this again, yum!

brakeabrakea's picture

Very yummy!

I made a few changes...added more curry paste (I used green)...later added lemon juice to tone heat down a little but adding a great zest of flavor.

I added 4 parsnips (as I love them so much), green lentils instead of red, 5 cloves of garlic....annnnnd thickener at the end as it was too thin and more soupy - I wanted it thick like a chili.

neeshasihra's picture
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Love this recipe - it is a real winter warmer. As a lot of other people have mentioned also only used 150g of lentils. I add other root veg too, Butternut Squash, Swede, Pumpkin (depending on what I have indoors) I also use sweet potato as opposed to normal potato - yummy!

nick1956jarvis's picture

Delicious and so easy to knock together. I added some cauliflower,broccolli and mushrooms at different stages as it bubbled away but the original tastes wonderful as it stands although I did leave out the coriander as I can't stand the vile stuff.

amymac84's picture
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Loved the taste and was really warming but I have now tried it twice and couldn't get the sauce to thicken. I will take others advice and try using more lentils.

foodgoodn's picture
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Tasted great with pataks kashmiri masala curry paste and 200g lentils instead of 100g

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