A quick meal this evening. Some people are under the impression that food bloggers always cook things from scratch: and we do, often. I enjoy making tortillas and rotis, I enjoy toasting and grinding spices fresh for the meal, I enjoy making pizza bases. But there are times when we take shortcuts: and this is one of those times. The 'cheat' ingredient in this is a Patak's Rogan Josh curry paste. This can be cooked from start to finish in about 20-30 minutes maximum, and it's the sort of dish that you can start and then get on with something else, just re-visiting occasionally to stir.
Use whatever vegetables you have to hand: although I have to say my choice made a very good curry. The red lentils are added for extra protein and to thicken the sauce.
1. Heat oil in large pan. Add chopped onions and turn heat down to cook gently for about 5 minutes.
2. Add garlic, and saute for another minute.
3. Add courgettes and green beans. Turn up the heat and saute, stirring often for about 4 minutes.
4. Heat water in a kettle and add to another saucepan. Bring to the boil, and add lentils. Simmer for 15 minutes until mushy. Drain.
4. Meanwhile, add rest of ingredients to the vegetables. Stir well. Turn heat up until boiling, and then turn down to a simmer. Stir occasionally, until frozen spinach (if using) has softened, and has heated through. Add lentils to curry, and stir in well, bringing back to a gentle simmer.
5. Once vegetables are cooked thoroughly it is ready. Serve with rice or chappatis, or naan bread.
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|Serving Size: 1 Serving (202g)|
|Recipe Makes: 4 Servings|
|Calories from Fat: 20 (9%)|
|Amt Per Serving||% DV|
|Total Fat 2.2g||3 %|
|Saturated Fat 0.4g||2 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 0.9g|
|Polyunsanturated Fat 0.7g|
|Cholesterol 0mg||0 %|
|Sodium 16.7mg||1 %|
|Potassium 651.5mg||17 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 37.5g||11 %|
|Dietary Fiber 8g||32 %|
|Sugars, other 29.5g|
|Protein 14.2g||20 %|
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Calories per serving: 214
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