Friday, 27 April 2012


Red Lentils

We all had that Friday feeling and so the unanimous verdict for supper was

“A Curry!”

 Rather than order out, it has been a busy week with me starting my new job, the following sweet potato and red lentil curry is so simple it’s actually quicker to make it, than phone the order and go out to pick one up!!

And a lot cheaper- Always a plus.

It’s an old favourite recipe that I’ve made many times. I recently took it to a friend’s birthday supper and it proved very popular.

It is great on its own or works well alongside meat curries.

Rather than endlessly extol its virtue I’ll just give you the recipe.

 So if you’re stuck for something for supper and have a variety of different appetites to cater for you can have a go!

Sweet potatoes


root veg and red lentil curry

Preparation time- 3-5 minutes chopping
Cooking time: 20 minutes
start to plate time: 30 minutes maximum

but don’t worry this is REALLY EASY as it’s just a quick bit of chopping and then  it  cooks on its own!

Pots and pans: large frying pan
Serves 4-6


Sunflower oil for frying approx 2 tbsp
1 medium onion sliced
4 carrots
500g sweet potato chopped
200 g potatoes -the smaller the pieces the quicker it cooks
150 g red lentils
2tsp curry powder
2 tsp garam masala
1tsp ground coriander
3 cloves of garlic
1 litre of Vegetable stock


1.     Peel the onion, potatoes, carrots and sweet potato and fry in oil with the chopped garlic until slightly golden.
2.     Add the curry powders to this and stir in well
3.     Next add the stock and boil well for a few minutes then add the lentils and cook until the potatoes are soft!
4.     Easy.. then make sure your rice is cooking so you can time it all to come together!!

Serve with rice, naam bread , mango chutney and some natural yogurt.

Red lentils

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