Lentil, Potato & Bean Curry

Lentil, Potato & Bean Curry

‘This basic recipe works really well with different vegetables or white fish.’


1 medium onion

1 large white potato, or sweet potato

1 can of butter beans or any other beans or pulses if preferred

2 tablespoons of green lentils handful of spinach

1/2 teaspoon cumin powder

1/2 teaspoon coriander powder

1/2 teaspoon of turmeric powder

1 tablespoon of medium curry powder

a good grind of black pepper

dash of olive oil

half a cup or so of vegetable stock


Dice the onion and gently fry in the olive oil

After a couple of minutes add all the spices and pepper and stir until the spices are all evenly mixed

Add the stock and gently simmer until the sauce starts to thicken

Add the lentils and simmer for 10 mins with the lid partially on

Stir in the sweet potato and simmer for a further 10 minutes, adding more water if required

Add the beans and cook for a further 3-4 minutes

Just before serving, switch off and stir in a hand-full of spinach leaves, close the lid and leave while preparing bowls and cutlery

Serve in a bowl and enjoy

29 May, 2019

4 thoughts on “Lentil, Potato & Bean Curry

  1. That looks delicious. I love curries but I have to be careful as I can’t eat as strong curies as I used to.

    I like this recipe as it is simple, but I can see how the basic curry spices can be swapped around different ingredients to make lots of different curries.

    I agree a white fish would work well as would different vegetables. This looks pretty healthy too, with good proteins and with no cream or fats added.

    1. Thanks. Yes, I’m not usually a lover of curries for the same reason you point out, but this sounds mild enough even for me.

      Curries are usually renowned for cream and added fats. I love that this recipe is a good alternative and as you say is pretty healthy too.

  2. I can cozy up to a bowl of this and fill my stomach from top to bottom, easily.

    Ilana, you just started something…

    1. Thanks Tim. Yes, and it’s also the type of food you could cozy up to when you’re having a bad day.

      There’s no time like the present then…

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