Sunday, 29 January 2017

Gentle Lentil & Vegetable Curry

01:53 Posted by Trevor Mehta
The combination of gentle spices with sweet potato and onions in this mild lentil curry are just the ticket for a meat-free family meal. Of course if you are more adventurous, use a stronger curry paste to turn up the heat a notch.

Gentle Lentil & Vegetable Curry

Gentle Lentil & Vegetable Curry Ingredients

  • 1 large onion
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 thumb-sized piece of ginger
  • 3 small sweet potatoes (approx. 300g)
  • 2 tbsp mild curry paste
  • 4 large tomatoes, cut into chunks (or a tin of chopped tomatoes)
  • 200g red split lentils, washed
  • 1 x 400g tin of coconut milk
  • 100g frozen peas
  • A small bunch of coriander, to serve
  • Olive oil for frying

Gentle Lentil & Vegetable Curry Method

  • Finely chop the onions, garlic and ginger. Peel and dice the sweet potatoes.
  • Heat a little olive oil in a large pan over a low heat and gently fry the onion, garlic and ginger until soft and golden. This takes about 10 minutes – the longer the better, to make it very sweet & aromatic.
  • Next, add the curry paste and tomatoes – fry for a further 2-3 minutes, then add the sweet potato, and fry for another 2-3 minutes, until it begins to soften.
  • Add the lentils and coconut milk, increase the heat until it boils, then simmer with a lid on for 10-15 minutes until the lentils are nearly cooked.
  • Stir through the frozen peas and cook for a further 5 minutes then turn off the heat, and leave to cool a little whilst you prepare any sides.
  • Serve with a sprinkle of fresh coriander leaves, rice or a gluten free flatbread.
  • Makes 4 Portions