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Lentil, Potato & Spinach Curry

25th August 2020


4 Portions


1 hour 15 mins

A warming curry with garlic flatbreads.

My Tip: To save time you could use tinned lentils; in this case you do not need the stock and would have to boil the potatoes first. For added spice, you may like to add some fresh chilli in with the spice mixture.


* 300g Plain Flour
* 150ml Water
* 3 Large Garlic cloves
* 0.5 Tsp Salt
* 1 Tbsp vegetable oil

* 2 Tsp Curry powder
* 0.5 Tsp Cumin
* 1 Tsp Coriander
* 1.5 Tsp Turmeric
* 2 Tsp Cayenne pepper
* 2 Garlic cloves
* 1 White onion
* 2 Tbsp Vegetable oil
* 2 Potatoes
* 250g Dried red lentils
* 600ml Vegetable Stock (or water)
* 100g Spinach

* Cashew nuts

* Fresh Coriander
* Rice (60-90g/ person)
* Lime


1. Crush the garlic cloves and mix with the flour, water and salt.

2. Knead the mixture into a smooth dough.

3. Split into 8 balls. Roll out each ball into a circle. They should be no thicken than half a cm.

4. Heat a frying pan. Brush one of the rolled-out doughs with a little of the vegetable oil. Place the oil side into the hot pan. Brush the top side now with oil, while it is in the frying pan.

5. Once it is golden brown on one side and started to puff, flip over to cook fully on the other side (about 2-3 minutes per side).

6. Repeat for all 7 circles of dough.

7. Mix all the spices with 1 tbsp of vegetable oil.

8. Crush the garlic and dice the onion.

9. Add a splash of oil to a deep pan or wok on a medium head. Once the oil is hot, add the spice mixture and the garlic. Cook off for 1-2 minutes.

10. Reduce the heat and add the onion, slowly cook until soft and transparent.

11. Chop the potato into 1cm cubes (you can peel it to if you like). Add to the pan, stir until cover in the spices.

12. Add the lentils and stock and bring to the boil.

13. Bring to a simmer and allow to cook for 20-25 minutes, until the lentils and potato are soft.

14. During this time you may want to toast off a large handful of chopped cashew nuts and add in with the spinach next.

15. Season to taste and stir in the spinach. Once the spinach has wilted, it is ready to serve.

16. This is perfect served with fresh Coriander, a squeeze of fresh lime and rice of your choice. Enjoy!

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