Lentil and Cauliflower Curry

    1 hour 40 minutes

    This lentil curry is an easy vegetable curry with a great balance of spice. The lentils are filling and you can add any vegetables you have.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 2 tablespoons olive oil
    • 1 small onion, diced
    • 1 clove garlic, finely diced
    • 1 red chilli, finely diced
    • 1 teaspoon cumin, or more to taste
    • 1 teaspoon curry powder, or more to taste
    • 1 teaspoon ground coriander, or more to taste
    • 1 teaspoon turmeric, or more to taste
    • 12 cherry tomatoes or 2 whole tomatoes, diced
    • 60g red lentils
    • 120ml water
    • 1 cauliflower, broken up into large florets
    • 100g spinach leaves
    • 1 sprig coriander, diced, to serve
    • 1 pinch salt, to taste

    Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Extra time:50min  ›  Ready in:1hour40min 

    1. In a large frying pan or saucepan heat oil and gently fry onions, garlic and chilli for 5 minutes, stirring frequently to prevent burning.
    2. Stir in spices and heat through gently.
    3. Add tomatoes, lentils and water; season with salt, stir well and simmer for 30 minutes or until the lentils are nearly cooked.
    4. Stir in cauliflower florets and spinach leaves; cover for another 10- 15 minutes until cooked.
    5. Serve with freshly diced coriander.

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    Used different ingredients. Used Garam Masala instead of curry powder  -  12 Dec 2010  (Review from Allrecipes UK & Ireland)


    i also used a tin of chopped tomatoes plus 1teaspoon of sugar to offset the acidity of the tomatoes i also added a 1chopped courgette and 1 chopped carrot and added 100g of lentils. although i doubled the spices, since i added more vegetables, it came out as a mildly spicy vegetable stew. delicious as it was, it wasnt really hot enough for me although that is in no way the fault of the submitter as i like my curries very hot. will make again because everybody loved it.  -  13 Apr 2015  (Review from Allrecipes UK & Ireland)


    I love this recipe as it is very adaptable to what you have available or your personal taste. I like to add a chopped red bell pepper, more cloves of garlic and some finely chopped ginger at the start. I also double the amount of spices. I use a tin of tomatoes. I add 2 diced carrots. I also add more lentils so I add extra water as it cooks. It's delicious!  -  16 Mar 2018  (Review from Allrecipes UK & Ireland)