Squash, lentil & bean one-pot with fig raita

Squash, lentil & bean one-pot with fig raita

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Cooking time

Prep: 30 mins Cook: 15 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 2

Hit your whole 5-a-day with this curried veggie spice-pot, packed with pulses and squash, served with cooling yogurt dip

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Freeze one-pot only
  • Vegetarian
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
540
protein
28g
carbs
83g
fat
9g
saturates
2g
fibre
15g
sugar
40g
salt
1.2g

Ingredients

  • 400g piece butternut squash, peeled, deseeded and chunkily diced
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • ½ tsp chilli flakes
  • 400g can chopped tomatoes
  • 100g dried red lentils
  • 2 tsp agave syrup or brown sugar
  • 2 tsp red or white wine vinegar
  • 400g can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 dried figs, finely chopped
  • 150ml pot fat-free natural yogurt
  • ½ small bunch parsley, chopped

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Method

  1. Fry the squash and onion in the oil for 5-8 mins until the onion is softened. Stir in the cumin and chilli for 1 min. Add the tomatoes plus a canful of water from the tomato can, the lentils, agave or sugar and vinegar. Bring to a simmer and cook for 10 mins, then stir in the beans and cook for a further few mins until the lentils are tender and the beans heated through.
  2. Meanwhile, mix the figs, yogurt and parsley together. Season the stew, then serve in bowls with fig raita on the side.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, May 2012

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Mechef145's picture

Fantastic, Absolutely delicious! I tried it at home in my pure clay pot and tasted amazing. Everything was perfectly cooked. The unique steam locker lid seal steam & water soluble nutrients inside to give you the healthiest food. Most important is that my pure clay pot is non-toxic, metal and chemical free (does not react with food). I got it from mecware.US

Mechef145's picture

Fantastic, Absolutely delicious! I tried it at home in my pure clay pot and tasted amazing. Everything was perfectly cooked. The unique steam locker lid seal steam & water soluble nutrients inside to give you the healthiest food. Most important is that my pure clay pot is non-toxic, metal and chemical free (does not react with food). I got it from mecware.US

Katherine@Cheaperseeker's picture

Delicious, everybody loved it

robfentonio's picture

Really enjoyed this meal. I'd perhaps add a little extra spice next time I make it, perhaps 1/2 tsp more cumin and a bit more black pepper than I did. The suggestion of a bit of garlic with the onions is worth trying I think.

The raita definitiely makes the dish!

janetmiddleton's picture

A really easy and adaptable recipe. The raita turns it into a much more interesting vegetable/vegetarian dish. Out of habit I added garlic to the raita, and used dates as I had some in the cupboard already. I wonder if rhikavok left the lid on for too long - you need to let some of the liquid evaporate.

Sianmols's picture

A delicious and filling dish! I added carrots and sweet potato to have a little more variety.
Lots left over for tomorrow - yummy!

sw77's picture
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One of my fave recipes. Add a few cloves of garlic with the onion. Tonight I realised I had no squash so subbed carrots and parsnips - delish!! Always use half the kidney beans recommended - even I can't eat that much!!

dave6376's picture
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Sorry - meant to say too much for TWO people!

dave6376's picture
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Made this exactly per the recipe and it was delicious. There was actually slightly too much for too people but the leftovers reheated very successfully for a light lunch the following day

rhikavok's picture
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Apologies for autochange. *more and *binned

rhikavok's picture
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Horrible. Followed the recipe to the letter and cannot see anywhere that I went wrong but found this to be a horrible texture. The yogurt made it marginally mire bearable but once that was gone, the rest of the meal was banned. Both of us are perplexed that this recipe has enjoyed so many 5 star ratings. it was a gloopy, oddly flavoured mess. This recipe did nothing to celebrate the great butternut squash. Sorry.

sw77's picture
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Great filling recipe. I added a clove of garlic with the onion &used a tablespoon of sweet chilli sauce instead of the agave. You could probably halve the amount of kidney beans &still be a very substantial dish.for 2. Served with plain yogurt and a little chutney rather than buying figs!

marola's picture
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Very hearty. I used pumpkin instead of squash and cooked it for longer.

rachel_r's picture
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Very nice dish. I added carrot just for some more veg and cooked it for longer than stated. I didn't bother with the raita.

whensdinner's picture
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Really delicious and filling. It's good comfort food without the calories and I think will become a regular weekday dish. Have made it twice now, second time with sweet potato instead of the butternut squash which also worked well. I find it makes more than enough for 2, but suits me as I take leftovers to work the next day. Following the other suggestions I also added a veg stock cube and made the dip as Lindsay did, as had those ingredients already.

aeoconnor48's picture
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This is lovely! The spices work very well... must add some seasoning though. That is a must. Very easy to make.

but other than that, a beautiful dish. I didn't make the fig dip as I am freezing in batches for work but I can imagine the two go together perfectly.

Lovely. You must make this. I added a the juice of half a lime also at the end just to lift the flavour. Beautiful.

maclinds's picture
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This was quite nice but needed a veg. stock cube. Also, i didn't like the idea of the fig so I used cucumber and a whole garlic clove along with the parsley to flavour the yogurt.

I had enough for more than two people, considering I served it with bread.

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