Easy peasy lentil curry

Easy peasy lentil curry

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(88 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 45 mins

Easy

Serves 4
Cooking with virtue; fast, cheap and healthy vegetarian lentil curry, that's also low in fat and freezable

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal432
  • fat10g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs76g
  • sugars0g
  • fibre6g
  • protein14g
  • salt1.38g
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Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp sunflower oil
    Sunflower oil

    Sunflower oil

    A variety of oils can be used for baking. Sunflower is the one we use most often at Good Food as…

  • 2 medium onions, cut into rough wedges
    Onion

    Onion

    un-yun

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

  • 4 tbsp curry paste
  • 850ml vegetable stock
  • 750g stewpack frozen vegetables
  • 100g red lentil
    Lentils

    Lentils

    len-til

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

  • 200g basmati rice
  • turmeric
    Turmeric

    Turmeric

    term-er-ik

    Turmeric is a fragrant, bright golden-yellow root that is most commonly seen and used dried and…

  • handful of raisins and roughly chopped parsley
  • poppadums and mango chutney, to serve

Method

  1. Heat the oil in a large pan. Add the onions and cook over a high heat for about 8 minutes or until they are golden brown. Stir in the curry paste and cook for a minute. Slowly pour in a little of the stock so it sizzles, scraping any bits from the bottom of the pan. Gradually pour in the rest of the stock.

  2. Stir the frozen vegetables, cover and simmer for 5 minutes. Add the lentils and simmer for a further 15-20 minutes or until the vegetables and lentils are cooked.

  3. While the curry is simmering, cook the rice according to the packet instructions, adding the turmeric to the cooking water. Drain well.

  4. Season the curry with salt, toss in a handful of raisins and chopped parsley, then serve with the rice, poppadums and chutney.

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barnetgirl
18th Dec, 2009
Dont think I have seen frozen stewpack veg before, anyone know which supermarket has them?
fatface
19th Nov, 2009
A tablespoon of hummus is good in this and I left out the raisins.
manor11
18th Nov, 2009
4.05
very nice
ellamay
19th Oct, 2009
5.05
A really good meal. Followed recipe exactly, found although there was a lot of juice it was really quite runny consistency. So might amend that for next time. I used casserole vegetables and added some frozen vegetables too. A really nice and tasty meal.
bvarone
4th Oct, 2009
5.05
Very hearty. This curry got my husband to eat his veggies. Use fresh vegetables. It's just nicer with fresh veggies. If you've never had fresh parsley give it a try but don't go overboard. Many people don't like fresh parsley.
bowley1
25th Sep, 2009
5.05
I used fresh carrots, musrooms, and peppers VERY tasty and a real hit with both myself and my hubby. i have made this loads of times now and have learnt to make in bulk when I make it and portion up enough for 2 in freezer bags, then when we would have normally ordered a takeaway we just get one out of the freezer pop it out of the bag whack it in the microwave and serve with rice. You really dont miss the meat in this curry, we are both meat eaters - this dish has actually convinced us that veggie meals can be delicious and are trying more and more now.
peteryyz
23rd Sep, 2009
What is the point of a recipe if everyone changes it!!!- No one on here has made it as it's described! - Respect the recipe for gods sake!- So bloody annoying you people!!!!
linhook
13th Sep, 2009
this was gorgeous! added more curry paste than the recipe said. made a bulk lot and froze it-tasted even better when it had been frozen and re-heated,gave the flavours chance to develop! definately be making it again.
panda-cakes
5th Sep, 2009
Loved the recipe, experimented with adding chopped tomatoes, and was really tasty. added chopped coriander as suggested too, delicious!
bethocallaghan
19th Aug, 2009
5.05
Easy and very tasty. I don't think I used the frozen veg stewpack - it was just a pack of mixed veg - brocolli, cauliflower, carrot, beans etc and it worked well and tasted nice.

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