Thursday, October 18, 2012

Green Lentil Curry

If you are looking to have something a bit non-traditional for dinner, try this curry. I was a tad skeptical and almost skipped by this recipe, but something made me stop. I am glad that I did! This dish is simple, delicious, healthy and really quite beautiful. Plus, making this gives you an excuse to purchase naan (probably the reason I decided to make this recipe, actually - the Stonefire brand is delicious).

What you will Need:
-3 tablespoons canola oil
-2 tablespoons fresh ginger, minced
-2 cloves of garlic, minced
-1 onion, chopped
-1 tablespoon curry powder
-1 large russet potato (peeled and chopped)
-4 carrots (peeled and chopped)
-1 cup green (or red) lentils
-4 cups chicken (or vegetable) broth
-salt and pepper
-naan and lime wedges, to serve

How you will Make This:
-Heat the canola oil over medium-high heat in a large pot. To the pot, add the garlic, ginger and onion. Cook, stirring, until softened (about 4 minutes). 
-Add the curry powder to the pot and mix until the vegetables are dredged. 
-Add the carrots, potato, lentils, broth and a generous sprinkle of salt and pepper. 
-Bring your concoction to a boil, then reduce the heat and allow to simmer for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. The vegetables should be tender. 
-Spoon the curry into shallow bowls and sprinkle with chives. Serve with the warmed naan and lime wedges.

Warning: Your house will smell of curry for at least one calendar day (but it's worth it!).

Enjoy your Thursday! :)

Recipe adapted slightly from here.

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