Wednesday, 27 August 2008

Using up some of the million carrots that are always lurking at the bottom of the veg box

I never used to eat carrots all that often before starting the veg box delivery thing, but they are very good for you so making me eat the things isn't such a bad idea. If you chuck them in a pan with some red lentils and curry paste, the result almost passes for a vegetable dhansak. Well, it's slightly more complicated than that, but it did turn out to be surprisingly tasty.

200g red lentils
700ml water
4 tbsp madras curry paste
1 onion
many carrots
half a butternut squash
pineapple chunks
pineapple juice
frozen peas
green beans
creamed coconut

Fry the onion and curry paste, add the water, lentils, carrots, squash and green beans and simmer until almost cooked. Add spinach and peas and simmer until everything is cooked. Add pineapple chunks and juice and coconut. Done! Eat some with rice or chapattis and freeze the rest for some day in the future when you can't be bothered to cook but want something warm and nice to eat.

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