The Flexitarian’s Curried (Vegan-friendly!) Casserole
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This week’s recipe comes from Annabelle at The Flexitarian, the hugely popular blog that follows flexitarianism, which involves eating mainly plant based meals whilst occasionally incorporating meat – a happy medium for those not wanting to commit to a vegetarian or vegan diet.
Anabelle offers readers advice on how to eat meat more ethically – how to shop locally, organically, and sustainably, but also how to incorporate vegetables more creatively into meals.
This delicious one-pot curried vegetable root casserole is really easy to cook and its lentils and chickpeas pack a real protein punch. And it’s dairy, gluten, nut and soya-free to boot – perfect for nourishing your body during these harsh winter months.
- Parsnips (300g)
- Carrots (300g)
- Potatoes (300g)
- Olive Oil (2 Tbsp)
- 1 Medium Onion
- 3 Garlic Cloves
- Freshly Grated Ginger (1 Tbsp)
- Mild Curry Paste (2 Tbsp)
- Ground Cumin (1 Tsp)
- Chopped Tomatoes (400g)
- Red Lentils (100g)
- Vegetable Stock (750ml)
- Creamed Coconut (100g)
- Chickpeas (400g Can)
- Lime Juice
- To Serve: Wholegrain Rice, Fresh Coriander, 2-3 Spring Onions
Peel parsnips, carrot and potatoes. Cut carrots and parsnips in 1cm [o.4 inch] slices and potatoes in 2cm dice [0.8 inch].
Heat the olive oil in a large saucepan. Finely slice the onion and fry until soft. Add crushed garlic, grated ginger, mild curry paste and ground cumin. Fry gently for a couple of minutes.
Add vegetables to a saucepan along with chopped tomatoes, red lentils and vegetable stock. Bring to the boil, then cook half covered for 15 mins under medium heat.
Add grated creamed coconut and drained chickpeas. Cook uncovered for a further 10 mins until the vegetables are tender.
Season to taste with lime juice, salt and pepper.
Serve with wholegrain rice, chopped coriander leaves and spring onions.