Lentil and spinach balti recipe

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  • Healthy
  • Low-fat
  • Vegetarian








5 min


15 min

Nutrition per portion

Calories 313 kCal 16%
Fat 7.7g 11%
  -  Saturates 0.6g 3%
  -  of which Sugars 6.7g 7%
Salt 0.4g 7%

This cheap, quick and easy curry recipe is perfect if you're short of time but need a tasty dinner to feed the family. It's also a great way to sneak some healthy veg into your diet


  • 410g can green lentils, drained
  • 380g can leaf spinach, drained
  • 400g can chopped tomatoes
  • 1 red onion, finely diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 2tbsp balti curry paste
  • 150ml vegetable stock
  • 20g fresh coriander, roughly chopped
  • 1tbsp oil
  • Naan bread
  • Chutney


  • Heat oil in a wok, or deep sided frying pan. Fry onion until soft, add the garlic and fry for 1 min.

  • Stir in curry paste and gently fry for 1 min.

  • Stir in tomatoes, stock and lentils, bring to the boil and reduce to a simmer for 10 mins.

  • Stir in spinach and gently heat through.

  • Remove from heat, stir in coriander.

  • Serve with warm naan bread and chutney.

Top tip for making Lentil and spinach balti

You could use your favourite curry powder as an alternative to curry paste

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