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Easy aloo dhansak

Easy aloo dhansak


Hearty and aromatic, this is a perfect winter warmer

  • Feeds 4 Feeds 4
  • Ready in 35 minutes

Each serving contains

  • Energy
    1195kj 283kcal
  • Fat
    Low 8%
  • Saturates
    Low 3%
  • Sugar
    Low 7%
  • Salt
    Low 9%

% of adult’s reference intake | Carbohydrates per serving : 49g

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  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil (from your storecupboard)
  • ¾ large onion, finely chopped
  • 1½ tbsp medium curry powder
  • 3 carrots, halved if large, chopped diagonally
  • 1.1kg Maris Piper potatoes, peeled and chopped
  • 1 vegetable stock cube (from your storecupboard)
  • 200g leftover cooked lentils
  • Coriander leaves, to garnish (optional)
  • 1 lime, cut into wedges, to serve (optional)


  1. Heat the oil in a large saucepan and fry the onion over a medium heat for 5-6 mins, until softened
  2. Add the curry powder and cook for 1 minute, until fragrant
  3. Add the carrots and potatoes and crumble over the veg stock cube
  4. Pour over 400ml boiling water, bring to a simmer, cover and cook for 10 mins
  5. Stir well, add the lentils and cook, uncovered, for another 10-15 mins, or until the vegetables are tender
  6. Set aside about a third of the mixture for use in the lentil & vegetable soup the next day
  7. Divide the remainder between serving bowls
  8. Garnish with coriander and serve with lime wedges, if you like