Aromatic lentil and spinach curry

Aromatic lentil and spinach curry

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Serves
4
Photographer
Greg Elms

My family has always loved this satisfying and tasty dish. Adapt the spices and seasoning to your taste and use pumpkin or sweet potato instead of carrot, if you wish. Serve with plain basmati rice or Indian bread.

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1/2 onion, finely chopped
1 tablespoon ginger, finely grated
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
1 teaspoon cumin seeds
1 teaspoon black mustard seeds
1 tablespoon mild curry powder
2 large tomatoes, diced
1/4 cup orange lentils
1/2 cup green lentils
2 medium carrots, diced
2 packed cups baby spinach leaves
1/4 lemon, juiced
handful coriander leaves, to garnish

Method

  1. Heat the oil in a non-stick frying pan on a medium heat. Add the onion, grated ginger and garlic and sauté for 3 minutes, until the onion softens. Add the cumin and mustard seeds and stir well for 1 minute. Add the curry powder and stir for a few seconds, then add the diced tomatoes and bring to the boil.
  2. Add the lentils and carrots and stir well, then pour on enough water to cover everything amply. Bring to a simmer, then cover the pan and simmer for about 25 minutes. Check after 15 minutes and top up with a little boiling water if necessary
  3. When the lentils are soft, add the spinach leaves to the pan, stir well and simmer for a further 5 minutes.
  4. Squeeze on the lemon juice, garnish with coriander leaves and serve with steamed rice or Indian bread.
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