This is very nice meal especially for a chilly fall or winter’s eve.

Red Lentils with Spicy Root Vegetables

Serving Size: 4

Ingredients:

for the lentils:

  • 2 cups red lentils
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable bouillon powder or 1 cube

for the spicy root vegetables:

  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 4 carrots, peeled and cut in chunks
  • 2 parsnips, peeled and cut in chunks
  • 4-6 medium red skinned potatoes, washed and cut in chunks
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons curry powder
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable bouillon powder or 1 cube
  • ¬†handful fresh coriander or cilantro, chopped
  • 1/2 – 1 cup plain soy yogurt

Red Lentils with Spicy Root Vegetables

Directions:

  1. Heat the oil in a large soup pot.
  2. Add the carrots, potatoes and parsnips and begin to cook, stirring to keep them from sticking.
  3. Add the chopped onion.
  4. Add the water and vegetable bouillon and stir well.
  5. Add the curry powder, bring the heat down, cover the pot and simmer for 10-15 minutes.
  6. As the vegetables begin to soften, add 1/2 the chopped coriander and prepare the lentils.
  7. Place the lentils in a medium pot.
  8. Add the water, vegetable bouillon and curry powder.
  9. Bring the mixture to a boil, then turn the heat down to simmer.
  10. Taste and season according with additional salt and pepper.
  11. Serve the vegetables on a bed of lentils. Garnished with a dollop of soy yogurt and fresh coriander.
  12. This is very nice with a whole grain bread or served with naan bread.