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Wow, three years later! [Apr. 29th, 2009|01:34 am]
Trixie's Cookbook

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I forgot I had this, until looking through my community list. And I suddenly remembered all my good intentions.

I have to share with you a super easy and yummy vegetarian curry recipe!

Lentil (and or vegetable) curry
Serves 2 (or more depending on how hungry you are!)

250g red lentils
1 onion
1-2 cloves of garlic
Oil
1 teaspoon/cube of vegetable stock
Water
Curry powder
Coriander
Cumin

Soak the lentils in water for a few hours, making sure to change the water. You can do this in the morning and then cook them in the afternoon, just make sure you rinse well. Cook the lentils in a pot of boiling water for about 15-20 mins, until they are reasonably soft.

Chop onion and garlic, fry until softish in a frying pan with some oil. Add some curry powder (NOT TOO MUCH- start off with about a tablespoonful, add more if you know how much curry you like) a dash of both coriander and cumin (if using fresh corainder, add later), mix around the onion and garlic, cook until fragrant. Add drained lentils, stirring to mix the curry and onion mixture in with the lentils.

Mix together the vegetable stock with a cup of water. Add to the pan, stir well. If it looks too dry, add more water. Cook until the sauce has thickened and the smell has the neighbours craving what you're having. Make sure to stir it! The lentils really thicken the sauce, and you don't even realise what you are eating!

Serve with rice and bread, if you want. Or just by itself!

You can make some changes:
-Add a tin of chopped tomatoes in before the stock. It bulks it out and gives it a big tomato hit. You may want to add more spices.
-Add chopped cooked potato and spinach (leftover or frozen) after adding the stock. Great for using up leftovers.
-Add a tin of chickpeas or brown lentils. Or experiment using mixtures of brown and red lentils, or even split peas!
-Add some coconut milk at the end to give it a richer flavour, and it make it go further!
-Use meat, if you wish! Substitute the vegetable stock for whatever meat you like, and brown the meat with the onion.
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