Curry is my favourite food, it is so flavoursome. Curry covers such a wide variety of Indian food, but basically it’s food in a sauce, nothing to do with the spices. Until the British lived in India the word didn’t exist, it was a blend of British and Indian culture on a plate.
If you enjoy cooking programmes I recommend Rick Steins, India, he is looking for the perfect curry. He travels all over the country and cooks wonderful food, makes me hungry every time I watch it!
So my curry was once again a what do I have to use? I try not to waste anything, sometimes the odd carrot gets missed but it goes in the compost bin. So I had 2 mangos that we’re past their best for eating as a fruit but perfect for cooking with as they would cook into a fantastic sauce. So…
Lentil and mango curry.
1 large onion
2 Cloves of garlic, minced
1 2cm piece of ginger,minced
1tsp of Chilli flakes
1 generous tsp medium curry powder
2 cups of washed lentils
2 mangos peeled and diced
6 cherry tomatoes
Slice and fry the onion on a medium heat until they are cooked and browned.
Add the garlic, ginger and curry powder, stir in and cook for 1 minute.
Add the chilli flakes.
Stir in the washed lentils and mango
Add enough water to cover.
Bring to the boil then simmer for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Add the tomatoes.
Cook until the lentils are soft on the outside with a little bite in the middle
Then it’s ready !
Serve with rice, chips, chapatis or whatever you fancy.