Spicy root & lentil casserole

Spicy root & lentil casserole

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(533 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 35 mins

Easy

Serves 4
The potatoes in this recipe take on the spicy flavours beautifully - our idea of the perfect veggie supper

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian
  • Healthy

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal378
  • fat9g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs64g
  • sugars0g
  • fibre10g
  • protein14g
  • salt1.24g
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Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp sunflower or vegetable oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
    Onion

    Onion

    un-yun

    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 2 garlic clove, crushed
  • 700g potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
    Potato

    Potato

    po-tate-oh

    The world's favourite root vegetable, the potato comes in innumerable varieties. A member of…

  • 4 carrot, thickly sliced
    Carrot

    Carrot

    ka-rot

    The carrot, with its distinctive bright orange colour, is one of the most versatile root…

  • 2 parsnip, thickly sliced
    Parsnip

    Parsnip

    par-snip

    The fact that the parsnip is a member of the carrot family comes as no surprise - it looks just…

  • 2 tbsp curry paste or powder
  • 1 litre/1¾ pints vegetable stock
  • 100g red lentils
    Lentils

    Lentils

    len-til

    The lentil plant (Lens Culinaris) originates from Asia and North Africa and is one of our oldest…

  • a small bunch of fresh coriander, roughly chopped
  • low-fat yogurt and naan bread, to serve
    yogurt

    Yogurt

    yog-ert

    Yogurt is made by adding a number of types of harmless bacteria to milk, causing it to ferment.…

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.

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Comments (534)

sw77's picture
5

Yum - 150g lentils & added sweet potato & leeks .. filling & low fat!!

sammyp's picture

Very tasty and healthy, with the addition of chicken stock :)

pmichaelides1972's picture

WHAT A NICE DISH,I ADDED BABYCORN AND FRENCH RUNNERS INSTEAD OF PARSNIP. I HAD SO MUCH LEFT OVER I GAVE TO MY NIEGHBOUR,WHO IS A VEGETARAN SHE LOVED IT!!!

pmichaelides1972's picture

WHAT A NICE DISH,I ADDED BABYCORN AND FRENCH RUNNERS INSTEAD OF PARSNIP. I HAD SO MUCH LEFT OVER I GAVE TO MY NIEGHBOUR,WHO IS A VEGETARAN SHE LOVED IT!!!

friedalana's picture
5

Great warming dish to feed a group. I added 200g of lentils as advised above, plus a little extra stock.

nicola595's picture
5

This is a fantastic flavoursome meal. We used 2 sweet pototoes, 2 white potatoes, 5 carrots and 4 parsnips. We used 180gms red lentils as 100gms is not enough. The curry paste we used was Pataks Korma paste which was perfect (we used 3tbsp). There was enough to serve 4 people as a main meal accompanied with naan bread.

rdrummond's picture
5

Brilliant recipe and really easy to do. Would also suggest adding a little bit more of the lentils, but I guess this depends on how you like the texture. This may actually be even better on the second day after making :)

groovyabe39's picture
5

this was so nice and really filling, cheap to make

busymummy7's picture
5

Fantastic - a really tasty, quick and easy supper

julianaiwg's picture

The starch from the potato added to the carrot made it taste as if we had used sweet potatoes. A great solution to the quest for non-spicy food for my guests which I can quickly heat up with sliced hot peppers for me. Served without comment to carnivores, & everyone was happy!

jayebeth06's picture
5

Absolutely delicious! I used extra lentils as suggested and it was perfect. Filling, warming and nutritious. I will be making this regularly from now on as it was so quick and easy to make.

picklepea's picture
5

Delicious and filling - and healthy too! As others have we used 150g of lentils which seems perfect! Yum!

emilyjp's picture
5

Really really lovely. It's also one of those great recipes where you don't really need to measure anything - just chuck in as much of everything as you fancy.

gill_david's picture
4

Sorry always forget to rate!

gill_david's picture
4

This is really great veggie comfort food. I agree you need to add more red lentils than recipe states. I also prefer curry powder to curry paste having tried both ways. The yogurt at the end is an absolute must. Overall it ends up more like a very substantial soup than a casserole...so try serving in big soup or pasta bowls with naan bread to mop up. Enjoy...we do!

ccox15's picture
4

I made this last weekend and had the same problem as other people - a litre of stock was too much so I had to boil it alot longer to reduce it down, by which time the potatoes had broken up alot. However, it tasted fabulous! I'll do it again, but with extra lentils/less stock.

mrsvandicamp's picture

Has anyone tried this recipe in a slow cooker I got one yesterday and we are desperate to try find some recipes for it :)

junelson's picture
5

Really delicious, we served it with an organic salmon fillet on top (chicken breast didn't work as well). However, for the amount of stock in there, I had to cook it down for nearly 40 mins to get it to the right consitency! Made this with aduki beans on another occasion (added in the last 10 mins of cooking time) when I was out of lentils and it was also excellent.

tanyac032002's picture
5

This is lovely and so easy to make. It's become a regular meal in the house. I used 200g lentils and the consistency was lovely - not too thick. As the recipe suggests this is great served with naan bread. Try making your own - you'll never buy it again!!!

judydawn's picture
4

Really enjoyed this dish , added the extra lentils as suggested worked a treat .

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