Red Lentil, Mushroom and Spinach Curry

clock 20 minutes + 30 minutes bowl Serves 4


  • 1 cup dried red lentils
  • 4 naan bread
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 small brown onion, sliced thinly
  • 2 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1 tbsp grated fresh ginger
  • 2 small green chillies, sliced thinly
  • 200g baby button mushrooms, halved
  • 1 1/2 cups vegetable stock
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala
  • 250g baby spinach leaves
  • 1 cup natural yoghurt
  • 1/2 tsp salt
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  • 1. Preheat oven to 180°C/160°C fan-forced. Wash lentils thoroughly under running water to remove any dirt or stones. Wrap naan bread in foil; heat in moderate oven about 10 minutes or until heated through.

  • 2. In wok or large frying pan, heat oil. Add seeds, stir-fry until fragrant. Add onion, garlic, ginger and chilli; stir-fry until onion is soft. Add mushrooms, stir-fry until browned lightly.

  • 3. Add drained lentils, stock and 1.2 a cup of water; bring to the boil. Reduce heat, simmer, uncovered, about 5 minutes or until lentils are tender. Meanwhile, make yoghurt sauce.

  • 4. Add garam masala and spinach to curry, stir until spinach is wilted; transfer to a serving dish.

  • 5. For the Yoghurt sauce, combine yoghurt, salt and 1 clove of garlic.

  • 6. Serve with warmed naan and Yoghurt sauce.


  • • Energy 2801Kj • Protein 28g • Total Fat 16g • Saturated Fat 4g • Carbohydrates 95g • Sugars 12g • Sodium 1457mg

  • Dietary and nutritional info supplied by NZ Nutrition Foundation.

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