I am up to day two of my thirty recipes in thirty days challenge. I was craving dahl last night and as the kids are away I wanted to make something a little spicy. I did not have all the ingredients for my normal dahl and as I was already in my pyjamas I had no desire to the shops. So, this was a little experiment using what I had in the house and it worked a treat. It did end up being quite spicy so not a good one for the kids, but perfect for those who like things a little hot. I had it as is, but it would also make a great side dish for a curry night.
Green Curry Chickpea and Lentil Dahl
1 cup green lentils
4 cloves garlic – peeled and diced
2 onions – peeled and diced
2 sticks of celery
4 Tablespoons Green Curry Paste
1 large sweet potato – peeled and diced
2 punnets of cherry tomatoes – halved.
1 can chickpeas
1 cup of vegetable stock
Handful chopped coriander.
Bring water to the boil and simmer green lentils for 20 minutes.
Sautee garlic, onion and celery in olive oil until softened.
Add the Green Curry Paste and continue to simmer.
Add the Sweet Potato, chickpeas and tomatoes.
Add vegetable stock, bring to boil and reduce to simmer
Continue to simmer until vegetables soften.
Add cooked drained lentils.
Simmer for at least an hour, checking every 10 minutes or so and blending in any crust that develops around the side or the bottom of the saucepan.
Season with Salt and Pepper to taste.
Complete with chopped fresh coriander.