Curry in a hurry

Curry in a hurry

So, it’s busy busy at the moment, trying to write up recipes and doing filming as much as possible like for today’s curry in a hurry. When food has to be quick and simple, this curry does the trick.  Well, I guess it could be a soup or a stew really and you can have it on its own, on top of rice or with roti flatbreads.  I use red lentils as they don’t need soaking beforehand which makes it a even quicker but you can swap these out for other lentils, including tinned ones. Just adjust the cooking time accordingly.

Add more nutritional goodness to this by throwing in a good couple of handfuls of baby spinach and some fresh coriander.

I love the warming curry flavours in this and the bits of sweetcorn. I usually top finish it off with a dollop of plant yogurt (although the curry is not overly spicy – I just find it adds an extra bit of yummy creaminess to it). 

Ingredients for 2 serviNgs

  • 1 tsp oil

  • 100g red lentils, washed

  • 1 onion, peeled & diced

  • 1 clove of garlic, minced

  • 1/2 vegetable stock cube

  • 2 tbsp tomato puree

  • 1 tsp garam masala

  • 1 tsp curry powder

  • 1 small can sweetcorn, drained

  • 225ml water

  • Optional: baby spinach, fresh coriander


  • In a saucepan, heat the oil and gently fry the onions and garlic until soft.
  • Add the washed lentils, garam masala, curry powder, stock cube, tomato puree and water and heat.
  • Simmer for 25 minutes, stirring frequently, until the lentils are soft.
  • Add the sweetcorn kernels (and spinach if using) and heat through. Adjust the seasoning if needed.
  • Serve on its own, with rice or flatbreads and a dollop of yoghurt of your choice and chopped coriander if using.

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