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Spicy bean and mushroom lentils with wholewheat chapatti

Spicy bean and mushroom lentils with wholewheat chapatti

Legumes are a source of soluble fibre and can help reduce your blood cholesterol levels. Legumes and vegetables also help to keep you fuller for longer because of their fibre contents.
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RECIPE TYPE:Mains
 
Method
  • Heat oil in a pot and sauté onions and garlic, ginger and chilli paste for 5 minutes
  • Add spices and cook for 3-5 minutes, or until fragrant
  • Add tomatoes and green beans and stir to coat with spices
  • Pour in stock and lentils and bring to the boil
  • Reduce heat, add mushrooms and simmer for 20-30 minutes, or until vegetables and lentils are tender and sauce has reduced and thickened
  • Season, stir in herbs and serve with chapattis and a dollop of yoghurt


Chapattis

  • Mix all ingredients together to form a soft dough (you may have to add more flour). If you have time, leave to prove (rise) for 30 minutes
  • Break dough into 8 equal pieces. Flatten each into a circle roughly 15cm wide and then roll until paper thin
  • Heat a cast iron pan until smoking hot
  • Dust pan with flour and when flour starts to brown pop in a chapatti and dry-fry for about 3 minutes per side until it puffs up
  • Repeat with remaining chapattis
  • Keep warm in a damp dish cloth
  • Serve with sambals and fat-free yoghurt
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