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Spicy Bean Hotpot

This hearty mixed bean hotpot is a good standby meal, easy to make using ingredients that are usually to hand and is very satisfying on these cold nights. You can whatever beans you fancy, I use a tin of Sainsbury’s “Mixed Pules” which contains chick peas, soya beans, black eyed beans, pinto beans, red kidney beans, adzuki beans. I got the […]

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Chana Masala

This tasty curry made with chickpeas originates from North India and is quick to make and goes well with naan, chapati or boiled rice. Serves 2 Ingredients 1 x 400g tin of chickpeas, drained and rinsed 1 x 200g tin of chopped tomatoes 1 onion, chopped 1 green chilli, chopped fine 2 garlic cloves, chopped fine 3 cm ginger, chopped […]

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Rajma Chawal

This North Indian curry dish made with kidney beans and served with boiled rice is quick to make but very tasty and satisfying. Makes enough for two servings. Ingredients 400g tin of kidney beans, drained and rinsed 227g tin of chopped tomatoes 1 medium onion, chopped 2 green chillis, chopped fine 3 garlic cloves, chopped fine 2 cm ginger, chopped fine […]

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Puy Lentil Shepherd’s Pie

This is an improvement of my previous Lentil Shepherd’s Pie recipe, this one uses Puy Lentils (aka lentilles vertes) instead of the usual red split lentils and I’ve added some tomatoes. Unlike other lentils the Puy lentils retain their shape when cooked and I think the overall result in this recipe is much better. I was very pleased with how […]

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Lentil Bolognese

This is an update the bolognese I made with TVP here, at the time I thought it would work well with Lentils and I was right. Serve with spaghetti of pasta of your choice or it goes well with a jacket potatoes. Makes around 6 servings and freezes well. Ingredients 115g red lentils, washed 1 onion, chopped 2 garlic cloves, crushed […]

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Chilli Hummus

Hummus is a middle eastern dip made from chick peas, tahini, olive oil and lemon juice. It it very quick to make and very nutritious. The tahini is the key to a successful hummus so don’t skip it. Ingredients 1 can of chickpeas, drained and rinsed 2 tablespoons tahini 1.5 tablespoons lemon juice 1 red chilli, chopped 2 garlic cloves, […]

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Aloo Matar

Aloo Matar is a potato and green pea dish cooked in a spicy tomato sauce, it’s easy to make and goes well with warm chapati or naan. There are many variations of Aloo Matar and I came up with this one by using bits from several recipes. The method for the sauce is very similar to the last couple of […]

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