Lemony Carrot Dhal

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Lemony Carrot DhalLemony Carrot Dhal

Preparation: 10 mins
Cooking: 30-35 mins
Serves: 4

Nutritional information:
Per serving: 312 calories
Contains a over a third of your RDA of iron
3 of your 5-A-DAY


30ml/2tbsp vegetable oil
1 onion, chopped
450g/1lb carrots, peeled and chopped
1 clove garlic, crushed
1 green chilli, deseeded and chopped
2.5cm/1in piece root ginger, peeled and chopped
225g/8oz split red lentils
15ml/1tbsp medium curry paste
zest and juice 2 lemons
1.15ltr/2pts vegetable stock
30ml/2tbsp chopped fresh coriander
salt and freshly ground black pepper
coriander to garnish
rice and/or naan bread to serve


1. Heat the oil in a large pan, add the onion and carrots and sauté for 3-4mins. Add the garlic, chilli, ginger and sauté for 1min.

2. Stir in the lentils, curry paste, lemon zest and juice and stock. Bring to the boil, then cover and simmer for 25-30mins or until the carrots are tender and the lentils have broken down. Remove from the heat, stir in the coriander and season to taste. Serve hot with rice and naan bread.

Visit www.britishcarrots.co.uk for more recipe inspiration.

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