I discovered this dish about a year and a half, ago when I decided to start changing what I eat - at least somewhat. I wanted a hearty and healthy meal, and though I thought it peculiar to make a vegetarian meal, this did not disappoint, quite the contrary... Behold:
It can convert carnivores into at least part-time herbivores, and I can't say I blame them!
Sweet potato, Spinach & Lentil Dahl
(Serves 2 hungry people, 410 calories excluding naan)
100 g red lentils
450 ml vegetable stock
1 small onion, finely chopped
2 tomatoes, chopped
1/2 tsp turmeric
1 tsp Garam Masala
1 red chilli , finely chopped
1 large sweet potato, cut into small chunks
2 handfuls young leaf spinach (or any spinach!), shredded
To serve: 2 naan breads, warmed
- Start out with putting all the ingredients - except from the sweet potato and spinach, in a medium sized pan. Bring to a simmer and cook for about ten minutes, stirring occasionally. If you like the sweet potato to go really soft, you can add them at this first stage. I normally do it because it's easier.
- Now, if you haven't already, add the sweet potato and cook until it's softened, for another 10-12 minutes or so. This is a good time to warm the naan breads!
- Stir in the spinach, and cook for a minute until it has wilted.
Serve in bowls with naan on the side, and tell me what you think!