Lentil Bake

Recipe by @healthylittlefoodies

 1 tbsp oil
 1 onion (finely chopped
 ½ tsp finely chopped garlic
 1 celery stalk (finely chopped)
 2 medium carrots (finely chopped)
 1 tbsp mild curry powder (we omitted this)
 1 cup red split lentils
 2 ⅓ cups vegetable stock
 1 medium sweet potato (cut into approx. 1 cm cubes)
 ½ cup frozen peas
 3 eggs (lightly beaten)

1

Heat oil in pan over a medium heat. Add the onion, garlic, celery and carrots then reduce the heat to low and cook for approx. 10 mins (until softened.)

2

Add the curry powder and cook for a further minute

3

Add the lentils & stock, bring to the boil, then reduce the heat to low and allow to simmer until cooked, soft and stock absorbed (approx. 20 mins)

4

Meanwhile, heat a little oil in a pan and fry the sweet potato cubes, on a low heat, for approx. 10min. (add a little water if needed)

5

Pre heat oven to 350F

6

Once lentils are cooked, allow to cool slightly and then add the potato, egg and peas. Stir until combined.

7

Place the mixture in a greased, ovenproof dish

8

Bake in the oven for 30-40 mins or until set and golden (mine took 35 mins) but timings will vary with ovens.

9

Slice into squares. I cut into 20 pieces.

Ingredients

 1 tbsp oil
 1 onion (finely chopped
 ½ tsp finely chopped garlic
 1 celery stalk (finely chopped)
 2 medium carrots (finely chopped)
 1 tbsp mild curry powder (we omitted this)
 1 cup red split lentils
 2 ⅓ cups vegetable stock
 1 medium sweet potato (cut into approx. 1 cm cubes)
 ½ cup frozen peas
 3 eggs (lightly beaten)

Directions

1

Heat oil in pan over a medium heat. Add the onion, garlic, celery and carrots then reduce the heat to low and cook for approx. 10 mins (until softened.)

2

Add the curry powder and cook for a further minute

3

Add the lentils & stock, bring to the boil, then reduce the heat to low and allow to simmer until cooked, soft and stock absorbed (approx. 20 mins)

4

Meanwhile, heat a little oil in a pan and fry the sweet potato cubes, on a low heat, for approx. 10min. (add a little water if needed)

5

Pre heat oven to 350F

6

Once lentils are cooked, allow to cool slightly and then add the potato, egg and peas. Stir until combined.

7

Place the mixture in a greased, ovenproof dish

8

Bake in the oven for 30-40 mins or until set and golden (mine took 35 mins) but timings will vary with ovens.

9

Slice into squares. I cut into 20 pieces.

Lentil Bake

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