5 Jul 2011

Nom Nom Nom - healthy bait

I've been trying to get creative with my lunch. Especially since our place of work will soon be further away from the ASDA I use as a fall back when I'm too lazy/short on time to make something.
The other night we tried this lovely recipe from Morrisons. It's a very delicious, cheap and easy recipe. I had it with some boiled rice and pitta breads for my tea and then again for my bait the next day.

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 2cm fresh ginger, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1 carrot, diced
  • ½ tsp ground tumeric
  • ½ tsp Schwartz Crushed Chilli
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 400g can chopped tomatoes
  • 800ml vegetable stock
  • 150g red lentils
  • 150g puy or green lentils
  • 420g can chickpeas, drained
  • 200g fresh baby leaf spinach
  • fresh coriander

  • Method

    1. Heat the oil in a large saucepan and fry the
      onion until it begins to brown. Add the garlic
      and ginger and cook for a further 2 minutes.
    2. Add carrot and spices and stir well to coat
      the vegetables; cook for 2 minutes. When
      you can smell the spices, they are cooked,
      so add the tomatoes, stock and lentils. Cook
      over a moderate heat without the lid for 30
      minutes, or until the lentils have softened.
    3. Add the chickpeas and heat through.
    4. When you are ready to serve, remove the
      cinnamon stick, stir the spinach through, and
      serve with toasted wholemeal pitta bread or
      brown rice and a few sprigs of coriander.
    If you're entertaining sometime, your guests might like it served with some houmous and pomegranate seeds!

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