Vegetarian green lentil and carrot curry

Vegetarian green lentil and carrot curry
Makes: 4 portions
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  • 1 onion
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 10 gr fresh ginger
  • 2 carrot
  • 1 tspn curry paste
  • 1 tspn ground cumin
  • 1 tspn ground coriander
  • 1 tspn garam massala
  • 1 tspn curry madras
  • 160 gr coconut milk
  • 500 gr vegetable stock
  • 200 gr green lentils
  • 250 gr green beans
  • 50 gr double cream
  1. Peel and dice the onion and garlic. Peel and finely chop the ginger.
  2. Sweat the onion, ginger and garlic off in some oil without colouring until soft.
  3. Add the curry paste with the ground cumin, ground coriander, garam massala and madras powder, all to taste, and cook on low heat until they release their flavour.
  4. Add the green lentils and coconut milk and as much vegetable stock as needed and bring to a simmer. On medium heat, simmer until half cooked. Add some extra stock if needed but do not make the sauce too wet.
  5. Wash, peel and dice the carrots. Add them to the pan and cook until almost done.
  6. Add the green beans and simmer until the lentils and vegetables are cooked. There should not be too much liquid left in the pan after the lentils are cooked. Finish the sauce with the cream and season to taste with salt, pepper.
  7. Garnish the sauce with fresh coriander and serve with naan bread or boiled rice.
Stuff to know
This recipe will make 4 portions.
The lentils go in first since they take the longest to cook. Only add salt when the lentils are cooked since salt will keep the lentils from cooking through when added together. When cooked, they will disintegrate into the sauce and thicken the stew.
Frying off the curry paste and spices will release their flavour but do not burn them. The spices and seasoning is to taste.
Ideally, use the pataks cumin coriander mild curry paste for this recipe.
The green lentils are supposed to keep their shape when cooked. The cream at the end of the recipe will thicken the remaining stock and turn it into a sauce.