Panchratni Dal

This amazing  panchratni (5 jewels) dal uses 5 different varieties of lentils which I know is something a lot of people wont just have in the house but trust me it is worth it and you can substitute with other similar lentils. As with most dals this is good with rice, chapattis etc or just a bowl on its own. […]

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Spicy Black Bean Soup

Now this isn’t the most appetising thing to look at I admit, rather reminiscent of a bowl of mud unfortunately but there’s nothing wrong with the taste. Yes, there are a lot of black beans in this recipe! I used the 380g tetra packs of pre-cooked black beans from Sainsburys. Makes 6 portions Ingredients 15 sprays of frylight olive oil […]

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Lentil & Sausage Stew

A nice hearty lentil stew with added vegi sausages. Use whatever sausages you fancy, I’m writing this couple of months after I made it so can’t remember what they were, probably Quorn. The only problem I had with this was that some portions came out more “sausage heavy” than others. Great with a bit of crusty bread. Makes 4 portions […]

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Beetroot Curry

Beetroot has never struck me as something you would put in a curry before never mind make it the main ingredient but this recipe which I based on this one turned out to be really tasty and I’ll definitely be experimenting with beetroot in curry again. I added a few extra ingredients and adjusted some of the other quantities slightly […]

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Black Bean Vegi Burgers

This is  identical to my falafel burger recipe but with black beans instead of chickpeas for a nice alternative. Makes 4 burgers Ingredients 400g tin of black beans 1/2 red onion, roughly chopped 2 garlic cloves 2 teaspoons of cumin powder 2 teaspoons of coriander powder 1 teaspoon of extra hot chilli powder 1 teaspoon of chilli flakes 1 tablespoon […]

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