Monday, January 18, 2010

Meat Free Monday #3 - Beluga lentil curry with coriander yogurt

Does meat free monday still count after midnight? [Writing this now at 01:45] Hope so. Well it's still Monday somewhere anyway.
Hadn't heard of beluga lentils till Johanna's post last November. When I read the title I was expecting something quite different rather than lentils. They are however really good. Found some in the local Waitrose last week and had to try them.

A rare night off tonight. Arabian Nights at the RSC (lucky we're so close), hence the midnight (well 1am really) feast.





When I tweeted earlier for ideas with lentils @EyesBigger suggested 'curried lentil stew with greek yogurt'. Great idea.

I suppose I did something very like this recipe but with celery & carrots as well, and without the cream. I also delved into my spice collection and added fenugreek seeds, cumin, cayenne, turmeric, garam masala etc. And fresh coriander at the end.

I mixed some of the coriander in the yogurt too which went on top. And as I had some pumpkin seeds out they went on top too.

The china is really designed for outdoors in the summer. Hovering around zero degrees outside at the moment so I thought eating inside might be a better idea instead......
Lentils & poached egg will have to wait till next time.

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