Bursting with protein to keep you going all day long, this cheap, quick and easy lentil and spinach balti recipe is perfect if you’re short of time but need a tasty dinner to feed the family. It’s also a great way to sneak some healthy veg into your diet to help count towards your 5-a-day. With only 313 calories per serving, this is the perfect nourishing comfort food that you wont feel too guilty diving in for an extra helping.
- 410g can green lentils, drained
- 380g can leaf spinach, drained
- 400g can chopped tomatoes
- 1 red onion, finely diced
- 2 cloves garlic, crushed
- 2tbsp balti curry paste
- 150ml vegetable stock
- 20g fresh coriander, roughly chopped
- 1tbsp oil
- Naan bread
Heat oil in a wok, or deep sided frying pan. Fry onion until soft, add the garlic and fry for 1 min.
Stir in curry paste and gently fry for 1 min.
Stir in tomatoes, stock and lentils, bring to the boil and reduce to a simmer for 10 mins.
Stir in spinach and gently heat through.
Remove from heat, stir in coriander.
Serve with warm naan bread and chutney.
Top tip for making Lentil and spinach balti
You could use your favourite curry powder as an alternative to curry paste