This autumnal curry utilising the delicious vegetables available at this time of the year is based on a classic curry house dhansak which is distinctively sweet, hot and sour. Lentils form the base of the sauce and this makes for a filling, hearty and wholesome dish for when the evenings are getting a little cooler.
Total Time: 1 hour 20 min
Heat rating: 4/5
Dietary: contains yellow MUSTARD
600g mixture of autumn veg (eg potatoes, squash, parsnips, carrots etc) - peeled and cut into bite-size pieces
Allergens are listed in CAPITALS. May contain traces of celery and sesame
Please note if you're making a bigger batch, you'll need to scale up the fresh ingredients in proportion, but the spices only by ⅔ or it will be too intense!
Fry the onion in 3 tbsp oil for 10 minutes or until soft, brown and sticky
Stir in the garlic and ginger then cook for 1 minute or until the garlic and ginger begin to soften
Add the sugar then cook for 2 minutes or until the sugar starts to caramelise
Stir in the lentils, autumn veg, tomato puree, AUTUMN VEG CURRY BLEND, 1 tsp salt and 800ml water then cover and cook for 40 minutes (stirring occasionally to prevent it sticking to the bottom of the pan) or until the autumn veg is soft and the lentils have completely broken down to form a thick pulpy sauce
15 minutes before the curry is ready cook the rice
Stir the juice of the lemon into the curry then serve with the rice and yogurt on the side