Squash, lentil & bean one-pot with fig raita

Squash, lentil & bean one-pot with fig raita

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Prep: 30 mins Cook: 15 mins

Easy

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

  • Freeze one-pot only
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal540
  • fat9g
  • saturates2g
  • carbs83g
  • sugars40g
  • fibre15g
  • protein28g
  • salt1.2g
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Ingredients

  • 400g piece butternut squash, peeled, deseeded and chunkily diced
  • 1 onion, sliced
    Onion

    Onion

    un-yun

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

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

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    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • ½ tsp chilli flakes
  • 400g can chopped tomato
  • 100g dried red lentil
  • 2 tsp agave syrup or brown sugar
    Agave syrup

    Agave syrup

    Agave syrup (also known as agave nectar) is a naturally occurring sweetener similar in…

  • 2 tsp red or white wine vinegar
  • 400g can kidney bean, drained and rinsed
    Kidney beans scattered on a white surface

    Kidney beans

    kid-nee beenz

    Native to the Americas, kidney beans are so called because of their shape and come in very…

  • 2 dried figs, finely chopped
    Fig

    Fig

    fig

    Although not juicy, the fig is an incredibly luscious fruit, with a delicate aroma and sweet…

  • 150ml pot fat-free natural yogurt
  • ½ small bunch parsley, chopped
    Parsley

    Parsley

    par-slee

    One of the most ubiquitous herbs in British cookery, parsley is also popular in European and…

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.

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laurawd
6th Oct, 2016
1.3
Neither my partner nor I enjoyed this dish, weird texture and an odd taste...we both like squash and lentils and I cook with both regularly but this fell short of the mark.
Bookcase101
7th May, 2016
5.05
I really enjoyed this dish. It was easy to make and didn't take too long. I wasn't sure about the raita and almost left it out, I'm glad I didn't. It adds another tasty element to the dish. If you like heat add some extra chilli but it's delicious without it
little_lady
6th Mar, 2016
5.05
I made this last night and it was lovely... minus the fig raita. I actually think the figs would work well in the dish, rather than adding the sugar. Will make this again!
kiwitifosi
11th Apr, 2015
3.8
Mmm, very satisfying. I used nearly double the amount of butternut, and added a tsp of tumeric and 2 tsp of ground coriander to give it more depth. After the liquids had been added ai put the lid on and left it on a low simmer for 25 minutes and it cooked well. Made more like 4 portions than 2, though!
Yohoocashew
20th Dec, 2014
3.8
This is nice winter comfort food but very similar to the sort of casserole I knock up to use up leftover veg. Still, I thought the addition of red wine vinegar interesting. I used passata instead of tinned toms, cannellini beans instead of kidney and added cinnamon and a carrot, sprinkle of bouillon powder. Squash will never cook on the hob in the time the recipe states, trust me! I prep everything on the hob, then stick it in the oven for about 30 mins. Just be aware that lentils soak up a lot of liquid so you may need to add more, stock or just water. I also threw in a couple of quorn sausages and served with mash. Simple, effortless, tasty, good for you!
Mechef145
11th Apr, 2014
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@Cheap...
6th Mar, 2014
Delicious, everybody loved it
robfentonio
10th Oct, 2013
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
29th Sep, 2013
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
17th Sep, 2013
A delicious and filling dish! I added carrots and sweet potato to have a little more variety. Lots left over for tomorrow - yummy!

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