Take Britain’s favourite dish and create a delicious lentil based thick and creamy meal for around 50p per portion (and it’s super easy too!). So whether you’re making this just for yourself or whether you’re hosting an Indian themed dinner party, get the spices ready and tikka masala your taste buds on a journey.
If you’re a newbie to using lentils, this is a perfect dish to start working with them. Lentils have low calories and are high in nutrition, making this a curry you can eat without feeling guilty! Lentils have the third-highest levels of protein out of the legumes and nuts family, with 9g of protein per 100g.
Lentils also increase steady, slow-burning energy due to it’s complex carbohydrates and fibre, meaning this is a perfect meal to take for your lunch at work to get you through the rest of the day. Make enough for the week and you’ve got your lunch meal prep done for the whole week – just pop it in the freezer and defrost when you want it.
Chickpeas are super cheap (around 30p per tin) and are a great addition to this dish. They don’t have a taste on their own so are great at soaking up all the flavours from the curry sauce. Not only does it make the curry more filling, chickpeas are also full of fibre and are good source of protein.
Add whatever vegetables you’d like to this dish – experiment and find what you really love. I love adding courgettes as they really soak up the spices and make the meal a lot more nutritional and filling.
Whats the best thing about this curry? It’s versatility! You can serve this curry with anything you like. Serve it up with some rice, spread it over a soft warm naan or, my favourite, a fluffy jacket potato – all super easy and cheap options!
So what’re you waiting for? Follow the recipe below and get cooking! Remember to leave a comment about your thoughts and rate the recipe!
Note: Price per portion reflect purchasing ingredients from either Aldi or Asda.
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