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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laevans's picture
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The whole family loved this. Have made it twice already! Another time may try with green beans & cauliflower florets instead of carrot and parsnip.

dorsetlady's picture
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I loved this! Cheap, easy, tasty and healthy - what more could you want? I used 150g of lentils and when I make this again I will use more vegetables.

joanne214's picture
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This is gorgeous, simple food at its best. Yummy!

sueellis's picture
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Brilliant! Mu husband rated this the best vegetarian meal he had ever had! I used more lentils (150g) which thickened it up nicely. Will definately be making this one again and again.

maddieson's picture
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Used too many lentils instead of the recommended amount and included turnips (which I don't like, which was a bit silly of me)

marola's picture
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I made more then we needed and put the rest in the freezer. It defrosted well.

butter-fly's picture

I have made this recipe every winter for the past few years (it was in an old good food magazine) and I never tire of it. Not fab looking but very tasty.

isobelmoore's picture
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We make this all the time - love it. Cheap, easy, delicious, nutritious.

mrsj0nes's picture

i used 2 onions 3 garlic & i used sweet potatoes instead of white & i used pataks curry paste (tikka masala as i always have it in the fridge it is a godsend)) and i had a dish that could have come out of a top curry house!!!! i brought leftovers to work & so did my husband & i tell you everyone wants the recipe!!! what a lovely dish on its own as a meal or as a veg side dish mmmmmm!!!!!

notmum's picture
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Lovely, tasty, spicy...yum!

sarahbentley's picture
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Delicious!

stormyraincloud's picture

Wonderful. Kids loved it, even my 15 year old daughter who doesn't like anything.

sophiab's picture

I made a huge amount for a big group and it went down a storm. Also used extra lentils to thicken it slightly.

gemmadavis's picture

Really very tasty.

sarahwild's picture
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Not pretty, but hearty comfort food!

carlyn's picture
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This is one of my favourite curries!! Great comfort food and very cheap to make! I like adding more carrots and root veg. Tastes even better the next day!

poppychops's picture
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Very tasty. I used Alpro Soya plain yogurt, as I have a lactose intolerance.

cmrene's picture
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A bit stodgy - I think I overcooked it. I'll try again, perhaps replacing some of the parsnip with other veggies.

nicnic's picture
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Yummy!! The easiest, cheapest, wholesome dinner ever! I used 200g of lentils and was very thick, will try 150g next time. I served with low fat nann bread for a filling, healthy meal.
Will definately become a family favorite.

geraldine31's picture
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Absolutely delicious...Great taste...brilliant comfort food. Have made thhis again and again

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