Curried Lentils with Spinach

Curried Lentils with Spinach // a quick, hearty lentil dish - perfect for easy dinners // roughmeasures.com

I’m sitting here on the sofa, it’s late May, I can see the sun slowly setting and the sky changing colours. My belly is full with a hearty weeknight meal. The cats are twirling around my legs, purring softly. The birds are singing their evening melodies. I take some moments to be calm, and still, and breathe. In this world of terror and heartache, make time to take a step back, take a deep breath, and remind yourself that you are here. We’ve had some terrible news here in the UK today, and my thoughts are with those who have lost someone they love. Do not let this hate beat our love. Love will overcome, it has to. 

It’s been a while since I have posted a main dish on here. I don’t know why, but I was towards recipes of the breakfast, baked or drink variety. I make dinner every day, but for some reason I don’t feel they’re worthy of a space on this here blog. They’re delicious and filling, yet somehow I just don’t put them on this space. But main dishes are just as important as those breakfast stars. So I’ll try to start adding a few more hearty dishes to the blog; like these curried lentils with spinach. Hearty meals please the man in my life, and I hope they please you too.

Curried Lentils with Spinach // a quick, hearty lentil dish - perfect for easy dinners // roughmeasures.com

Curried Lentils with Spinach // a quick, hearty lentil dish - perfect for easy dinners // roughmeasures.com

The first is my Curried Lentils with Spinach. I’ve been trying to incorporate more pulses into my diet, to give me some added oomph and keep me fuller for longer. This dish comes together in 20 minutes, and is perfect for an easy post-work meal. I cooked this up in the Judge Radiant frying pan. A vibrant red colour, it’s looking rather special in our kitchen.

The pan comes with a 25 year (10 year non stick) guarantee, along with some more benefits;

  • Teflonยฎ Radiance Stainless steel reinforced non-stick to maximise efficiency and durability. PFOA free.
  • Soft grip handles
  • Dishwasher and Oven safe up to 150ยฐC

Now, lets make these curried lentils with spinach shall we?

Curried Lentils with Spinach // a quick, hearty lentil dish - perfect for easy dinners // roughmeasures.com

Curried Lentils with Spinach // a quick, hearty lentil dish - perfect for easy dinners // roughmeasures.com

Curried Lentils with Spinach // a quick, hearty lentil dish - perfect for easy dinners // roughmeasures.com

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Curried lentils with spinach

An easy dinner to please a crowd

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Author Sus Davy

Ingredients

  • 1 tsp coconut oil
  • 3 shallots
  • 100g puy lentils
  • 500 ml vegetable stock
  • 3 cloves garlic chopped
  • 3 cm ginger chopped
  • 2 cm fresh turmeric (or 1 tsp ground) chopped
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 400g chopped tomatoes
  • large handful of spinach
  • pinch salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

Get all your ingredients ready.

  1. Start by gently frying the shallots in the coconut oil, place a lid on the pan and let them sweat over a low heat.

  2. After 5 minutes, add the chopped garlic, ginger and turmeric.

  3. Stir through the cumin, stir well and let it cook for a few minutes.

  4. Add the lentils, tomatoes and stock. Cook for 20 minutes until the lentils are soft but have a tiny bite to them.

  5. Stir through spinach, remove from heat and tuck in.

Recipe Notes

A vegan and gluten free meal. Hearty and filling. I like to think of this as my go-to crowd pleaser.

 

Disclaimer; The pan in this post was provided by Judge Radiant Cookwear. Thank you for supporting this space and those who keep my kitchen well stocked.

46 thoughts on “Curried Lentils with Spinach

  1. Yesterday was just heartbreaking. But we must move on otherwise terror wins.
    Fab recipe – going to share with my Mum who is looking for Veggie inspiration and I think this would be right up her street.

  2. I struggle with posting main dishes on my blog; I much prefer to blog baked things because I don’t tend to weigh or time things when I cook, so it is much harder to write a recipe than it is for a cake. I am trying to make the effort to blog more savoury stuff though for the sake of my health!

    I cook with lentils a lot and make a dish very similar to this one, it looks delicious and the photos are lovely ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. That’s funny – my old boss used to tell me off for not measuring cake mixes (hence my name Rough Measures) he would always say ‘baking is exact science’ haha! But I’m with you on the not measuring things out so much!

    1. I know, sometimes I think about posting it and then I’m like ‘but it’s jut my dinner’ then I remember that dinner is good!

  3. It has been horrific in the UK but like you said it is in times like this that we show love. A good heart warming meal like these curried lentils can help us through these hard times x

  4. Just been looking for a lentil reciepe so this is perfect, looks scrummy, but just hope mine turns out as good as your piccys ๐Ÿ™‚ x

  5. What a super, comforting, and hearty dish! I love lentils and spices, and this looks so perfect.

    Gorgeous photos too – I especially love your bowl, it’s so pretty! Is it hand made? xx

  6. I have been trying to cook more vegetarian meals. This looks like a great one to add in to the meal list!

  7. Lentils are one thing i have never tried baking with but this looks full of flavour and easy to do!

  8. Love the sound of your lentil dish – I rarely share main course recipes too. I always seem to be in too much of a rush to eat them rather than photograph properly. Yes, it has been truly an awful week – Sending you lots of love x

  9. That pan is gorgeous, we love a bit of coloured cookwear in my house. I really need more pulses in my diet so I’ll definitely bookmark this recipe

  10. Terror will not win not in this country at least, we should hold steadfast and show love.
    An amazing and delicious looking recipe.

  11. Hi,
    In your ingredients it’s says 400g of chopped tomatoes but doesn’t use them. It then mentions onions in the instructions but they’re not in the ingredients list ๐Ÿ™‚ you little trickster you!!

    1. Oh pesky me! Thanks for flagging this us Trace! I will update next week when I’m back in the UK! I used both tomatoes and onion!

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