Red Lentil Dahl
Red lentils are the quickest of the lentil family to cook through. They are highly nutritious, as are all lentils. I love his Dahl with creamy mashed potato.
Red Lentils 250g
Curry Paste. I like Pataks Tika Masala Paste 2/3 tablespoons
1 Sweet Potato or Veg of your own preference such as mushrooms, spinach, peas or peppers.
In a large pot, fry onions until soft. Add 2/3 tablespoons of Pataks Tika Masala Paste.
Add lentils and stir the paste through. Add the Water and Passata, cover the pot and bring to the boil. Watch carefully as it will boil over suddenly. You will have to stir occasionally as the lentils can stick to the bottom of the pan
Simmer with cover on for about 5/10 minutes until the lentils are soft and the water is absorbed.
Peel Sweet Potato and chop into small cubes. I roast them in the oven for ten minutes, but you can boil them if you wish.
Fry off mushroom and peppers.
If using frozen peas put them in a bowl and cover with boiling water from the kettle. Leave to stand until thawed out.
Add all the veg to the Dahl. Season to taste or add more curry paste.