Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Lentil and Cauliflower Curry

My cooking has changed entirely to fit with my new eating plan, here is Mike's current favourite; it's quick and easy to make, tasty and very very good for you. 

1 onion - chopped
1 garlic clove - crushed
1 tablespoon of curry powder (choose your strength)
1 teaspoon of sunflower or almond oil
500g of cauliflower - in chunks
250g of red lentils - rinsed
1 tin of chopped tomatoes
500ml of boiling water
cooked peas to serve on top if desired

1. Heat the oil in a pan and gently cook the chopped onion until transparent.
2. Add the garlic and curry powder and stir well until all coated.
3. Add the lentils and water, stir well, cover and cook for 10 minutes.
4. Add the cauliflower and tomatoes and cook for a further 10 minutes until tender.

I then use my handheld blender to blitz it a little and make it less chunky, but that's just my own preference for the smoothness of the dish.  I mix in a handful of cooked peas per person as well, it's a nice colour and sweetness touch.

Give it a go, if you like a take away curry then you'll love this and it'll change your whole opinion about what healthy eating really means.  Enjoy.

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