Carrot and red lentil dhal
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Time to make:
$1.12 per serve
(at time of publication)
Full ingredient list:
- 1 tablespoon oil
- 1 teaspoon black mustard seeds
- 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
- 500g grated carrot
- 1 litre vegetable stock
- 1/2 cup split red lentils, washed
- 1-2 tablespoons crunchy peanut butter
- 1 tablespoon curry powder
- salt and pepper, to season
- low-fat natural yoghurt, to garnish
- 2 tablespoons fresh coriander
Nutritional information (per serve)
Instructions and steps:
Step 1 Heat oil in a non-stick saucepan. Add seeds. Fry until mustard seeds start to pop.
Step 2 Add the carrot. Stir. Let carrot 'sweat' for 10 minutes.
Step 3 Add stock and lentils.Simmer for 30 minutes.
Step 4 Add peanut butter, curry powder, and salt and pepper. Simmer until lentils are cooked to a thick consistency.
Step 5 Garnish with yoghurt and fresh coriander. Serve on rice, naan or pita bread.
RUNNER-UP: Special diets category
HFG reader recipe competition 2009
Sarah Sheeran, Waitakere
Make it gluten free: Use gluten-free stock, curry powder and yoghurt.
About this recipe
Photography: Melanie Jenkins
First published: April 2009