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Red Lentil Curry

We all know lentils are cheap and nutritious, but they still generate a fair amount of unfair derision. Ok, so they might not be the most flavoursome of items on their own but add a bit of spice to the mix and you enter a whole new world of tasty. Once dried lentils become one of your store cupboard staples then you’ll always have a healthy, great value meal to hand…


Red Lentil Curry

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Serves 4 People


£0.58 per Person



  • Ingredients

    1tbsp Vegetable Oil
    2 Onions Finely Chopped
    3 Garlic Cloves Crushed Whole
    200g Dried Red Lentils
    400g Tin of Chopped Tomatoes
    500ml Vegetable Stock Made Using 2 Stock Cubes
    20g Fresh Coriander Leaves
    2tsp Curry Powder
    1tsp Dried Chilli Flakes
    8 Pitta Breads

How to Cook

1. Heat the oil in a large pan over a medium heat then fry the onion, dried chilli and garlic with a little salt until tender. Add the curry powder and cook for a further minute.

2. Put the lentils in the pan, stir and then cover with the tomatoes and vegetable stock. Bring to the boil and leave to simmer for 15 minutes or until the lentils are cooked and have absorbed some of the liquid. You should be left with a curry sauce consistency.

3. Chop the coriander leaves (reserving a few to garnish the plate if you’re into that sort of thing) and stir through.

4. Warm the pitta breads and serve on the side and enjoy this frugal yet delicious red lentil curry. 

Spruce it Up

Don’t limit yourself to the ingredients in this recipe. Instead, feel free to throw in some vegetables to bulk it up and add even more goodness to your diet. A handful or two of peas would go down a treat as would some small florets of cauliflower.

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