A customer at a recent event commented that we don’t have many vegetable based recipes on the recipe blog. It’s true and something I promised to rectify.
So here’s the first, using our two-part Dhansak Spice Kit. It’s simple and can be done in the slow cooker if you have one.
You can use any vegetables you have in the fridge/cupboard. This was our selection below.
Ingredients Serves 4-6
2 medium onions, halved and sliced finely
1 tbsp vegetable oil
1 bay leaf (optional)
2 cloves garlic, crushed
2cm ginger, grated
1 large potato, cubed
2 carrots, chopped
1/2 cauliflower, in small florets
75g green lentils
75g reg lentils
100g green beans
1 red/1 green pepper, sliced
1 pint vegetable stock
400g tin chopped tomatoes
Coriander to serve.
Heat oil in a large pan on a medium heat. Add sliced onions and bay leaf and fry gently for minutes, stirring occasionally.
Add chopped garlic and ginger. Stir and fry for a further 5 minutes. Onions should be slightly golden and soft.
Add root vegetables only at this point. Add Spice Mix 1, the vegetable stock and tomatoes. (Slow cooker users, transfer to a slow cooker now)
Let simmer for 40 minutes on a low heat with a lid on if you have one.
Add Spice Mix 2 and the lentils. Add any remaining vegetables .
Stir and replace the lid for a further 40 minutes. Vegetables should be cooked through. Pierce a chunk of root vegetables to make sure.
Season with salt as desired and serve
Note: Slow cooker users, timings altogether was 1 hour 30 minutes for the root vegetables, then 41 hour once the remaining vegetables are added. You may need to add a little extra stock or water in the slow cooker.