Spiced mushroom & lentil hotpot

Spiced mushroom & lentil hotpot

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 35 mins

Easy

Serves 4

A vegan winter warmer the whole family will love - this healthy potato-topped bake is low in calories and fat, high in fibre and 3 of your 5-a-day

Nutrition and extra info

  • before baking
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal312
  • fat7g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs44g
  • sugars13g
  • fibre12g
  • protein12g
  • salt0.7g
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Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

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  • 1 medium onion, sliced
    Onion

    Onion

    un-yun

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

  • 300g mini Portobello mushrooms or chestnut mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 ½ tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 2 x 400g cans green lentils, drained and rinsed (drained weight 240g)
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
    Soy sauce

    Soy sauce

    soy sor-s

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  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
    Balsamic vinegar

    Balsamic vinegar

    bal-sam-ick vin-ee-gah

    True Balsamic vinegar is an artisan product from Modena, in Emilia Romagna, Italy, and is made…

  • 1 medium sweet potato, peeled and very thinly sliced
    Sweet potatoes

    Sweet potato

    sweet po-tate-toe

    Sweet potatoes have a creamy texture and a sweet-spicy flavour that makes them ideal for savoury…

  • 1 large potato, very thinly sliced
    Potato

    Potato

    po-tate-oh

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

  • 1 thyme sprig, leaves picked

Method

  1. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Heat half the oil in a medium saucepan. Fry the onion for 3 mins, then add the mushrooms. Cook for another 3 mins, then increase the heat and add the garlic, ground cumin and paprika, and cook for 1 min. Remove from the heat and add the lentils, soy sauce, balsamic vinegar and 100ml water. Season, then tip the mixture into a casserole dish.

  2. Rinse the saucepan and return to the hob. Add a kettle full of boiled water and bring back to the boil over a high heat. Add the potato slices, cook for 3 mins, then drain. Arrange on top of the lentils, then brush with the remaining oil. Roast in the oven for 25 mins until the potatoes are golden, then scatter over the thyme before serving.

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Comments (5)

Luke F's picture
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I'm sorry but this was a truly terrible recipe. The cook time left the potato raw, I'd describe the filling as canned lentils in brown water. It was inedible so it was a complete waste of time and money and left four people hungry after work, I'm sure the pie in the image was not made using this recipe.

If I were to (/had to) cook this again I'd make a roux and mix in vegetable stock - then substitute this for the water. Perhaps this would improve the quality of the sauce? Also I'd increase the boil time of the potatoes by a couple of minutes and take care to limit the number of layers of potato (or top with mash instead).

Good luck, keep a take-away flyer at hand. You've been warned.

fpinsent's picture
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I soaked and cooked my own green lentils (100g dried per 400g canned), and halved the recipe as there are only 2 of us. I found it incredibly bland, needs some veg stock rather than water to give more depth of flavour. Also just 3 minutes precooking the onions was nowhere near enough, I cooked them for at least 10 minutes and they were still crunchy when I served up. I won't bother making this again.

Ellie0807's picture

Really like this recipe!! Halved it, and did it for myself and my Aunty tonight :D Was really nice!! Served with mash and some green veggies because it is a bit brown..!! But was scummy with a bit of horseradish on the side :) I made it the day before, and cooked it at 200 for 30 mins before serving.

AmyBucke's picture

Really like the sound of this recipe, but the method is incomplete. How long do I need to cook this for?

jane911's picture

I think only partial instructions are here

Questions (2)

Paxos Girl's picture

The 'method' is incomplete. How is the dish completed? Thank you.

goodfoodteam's picture

Thanks for your comment. The recipe is complete. We're wondering if there's been some confusion over the part where it says 'Roast...for 25 mins' so have reworded that. We hope that's now clearer.

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