Leftover lamb and lentil curry recipe

  • Serves 4
  • 10mins to prepare and 20mins to cook
  • 365 calories / serving
  • Healthy
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Roasting cauliflower brings out a delicious sweet and nutty flavour that complements this mildly spiced lamb curry. This recipe is a mouthwatering leftovers idea from our spicy lamb with herb and nut rice dish. The leftover meat needs to be thoroughly reheated until piping hot and should never be re-heated more than once.

Preheat the oven to Gas Mark 6, 200°C, fan 180°C. Toss the cauliflower in half the oil and place on a shallow baking tray. Season and then scatter with the cumin seeds. Roast for 15-20 minutes until golden and crisp. Meanwhile heat the remaining oil in a large saucepan and cook the onion for 3 minutes until soft. Stir through the ginger, crushed chillies, garlic, turmeric and coriander and cook for 2 minutes. Pour over the chopped tomatoes and 200ml (7fl oz) water and simmer for 5 minutes until thickened.

Fold through the lentils, diced lamb and spinach and cook for a further 3-5 minutes until the lamb has heated right through and the spinach has wilted. Serve with the roasted cauliflower.

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Please note that 300g (10oz) of lamb is not included in the shop ingredients list as this is a leftover, so you will need to enter the product in your shopping basket if making this recipe from scratch.

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  • Ingredients

  • 1 head cauliflower, broken into florets
  • 30ml (2tbsp) olive oil
  • pinch salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 1tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2.5cm (1in) piece fresh root ginger, peeled and grated
  • pinch chilli flakes
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 1/4tsp turmeric
  • 1tbsp ground coriander
  • 400g (13oz) chopped tomatoes
  • 390g (13oz) green lentils, drained
  • 300g (10oz) leftover lamb, diced
  • 100g baby spinach leaves
  • Energy 1535kj 365kcal 18%
  • Fat 19g 27%
  • Saturates 6g 30%
  • Sugars 8g 9%
  • Salt 0.5g 8%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 20.1g Protein 31.7g Fibre 7.8g


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