Enjoy an exciting meatless Monday by whipping up this wholesome bowl of lentils. Along with gently spiced cauliflower and a touch of zing thanks to the pickled onion, this is a veggie delight sent from the heavens.
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brown mustard seeds
slivered almonds(ContainsTree NutsMay be presentGluten, Peanuts, Tree Nuts, Sesame, Milk, Soy)
Bengal curry paste
baby spinach leaves
rice wine vinegar
Preheat the oven to 220°C/200°C fan-forced. Thinly slice the red onion (see ingredients). In a small bowl, combine the rice wine vinegar and a good pinch of sugar and salt. Scrunch the sliced onion in your hands, then add it to the pickling liquid with just enough water to cover the onion. Set aside until serving.
While the onion is pickling, cut the cauliflower into small florets. Cut the carrot into 2cm chunks. Place the veggies on an oven tray lined with baking paper. Drizzle with olive oil, then sprinkle over the brown mustard seeds and 1/2 the turmeric. Season with salt and pepper and toss to coat. Roast until browned and tender, 20-25 minutes. TIP: Cut the veggies to size so they cook in time.
While the veggies are roasting, drain and rinse the lentils. Finely chop the garlic.
Heat a large frying pan over a medium-high heat. Add the slivered almonds and toast, tossing, until golden, 3-4 minutes. Transfer to a bowl.
Return the frying pan to a medium-high heat with a drizzle of olive oil. Cook the Bengal curry paste and garlic, stirring, until fragrant, 1 minute. Add the coconut cream and remaining turmeric and stir well to combine. Add the lentils and cook until warmed through, 2-3 minutes. Remove from the heat, then stir through the baby spinach leaves and season to taste. TIP: Add a splash of water if your sauce is too thick!
Roughly chop the coriander. Drain the pickled onion. Divide the Indian coconut lentils between bowls. Top with the roasted veggies and pickled onion. Garnish with the toasted almonds and coriander.