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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jeninbrighton's picture
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Really nice! I had to cook a little longer than the recipe suggested, to get it to break down. But guests enjoyed!

debs3016's picture
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Thickened after i left it standing for 10 mins. was delicious!!

debs3016's picture
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I have just made this and it tastes delicious. However it was more like a thick soup than a casserole. I added the 150g lentils and just over 1 litre water. Any ideas why mine did not thicken? Thanks!

claremanning72's picture
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Very simple recipe, lovely taste!

edeakin's picture
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Really, really tasty and very easy to make. Perfect for winter & using up your left over veggies!

amcoop's picture
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Cooked this last night and my husband can't stop raving about it! I used 150g lentils as recommended by others and that was just right. It's a lovely warming winter dish that is also surprisingly filling. Can see this becoming a family favourite.

theedda's picture
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Brilliant! The yogurt really makes it.

islamae's picture
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A good mid-week fall back recipe but I personally found it a little potato heavy. I used some jerusalem artichokes and other bits n bobs the 2nd time which made it a bit lighter. I also added a little grated coconut cream at the end and some lemon juice - really perked it up.

hickmanh's picture
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I made this last night and my husband and I thought it was delicious. Definitely one I'll make again and very quick and easy to cook. I used Pataks Korma paste but added a bit more than the recipe states.

pupsiecola's picture
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I make this quite often now. Is very tasty with a naan bread, and even better the next day!!

gillh007's picture
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Wonderful. You must try this. Agree with others, I put more lentils in (200g), which made it nice and thick. For the curry paste, rec Pataks Curry Paste - Tom & Coriander. Lovely taste, both veggie and meat eaters will love. :0) Will do many times again!

shyde4444's picture
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Absolutely delicious and loved by all the family! Lots of compliments, the best recipe I have tried on site so far!

gogginsfood's picture
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Even better the next day!

dragonjojo's picture

fantastic, scrummy, delicious, thank you for inventing it! totally my favorite one pot so far, im a vegetarian and even my carnivore family loved it, i used 150g lentils and it had perfect consistency

mrsroe's picture
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Yummy! I didn't have the extra lentils, as other users have suggested (in fact I only had about 90g), so I added 900ml of stock. The results were really thick and hearty.

I also added a couple of turnips and some salsify for a bit more variety, left out the coriander and yogurt as I didn't have any and served it with some plain homemade bread.

it was really delicious for dinner last night and even better when I ate the leftovers for lunch today! Give it a try.

mandypritchard's picture
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beautiful! a real warmer....like others I used 150g lentils and this has just become a firm favourite!

charliebug's picture
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Lovely cosy food!
I used squash and sweed with the potatoe and turnip. Took slightly longer to soften the sweed but tasted great.

veggiecooker's picture
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A great Autumn dish - great meal for seasonal veg and warming meal for this cold weather!

charliewilson84's picture

I served it with basmati rice rather than naan bread and it was delicious. It was my first attempt at getting my 2 yr old to lentils and it went down a treat, even my meat-loving partner enjoyed it!

pevers's picture

Looked like Hell but tasted like Heaven!
I used creme fraiche instead of yogurt. That & lots of fresh coriander turned it from something that looked awful and unappetising - to looking & tasting delicious.
I cooked it the day before and refrigerated it overnight. I left the final yogurt & coriander stage until just before serving. Will definitely do this again. Yummy!

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