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Chickpea and lentil curry shepherd's pie

Chickpea and lentil curry shepherd's pie

A comforting and nutritious vegetarian dinner, oozing with a thick saucy vegetable filling and topped with crunchy potato.
By Craig & Shaun McAnuff, Original Flava
Serves 6
Prep/Cook time: 45-60 minutes
A golden shepherd's pie in a white ceramic dish topped with a green garnish


12 large white potatoes, washed and cut in half
No need to peel, just give them a good wash!
1 medium onion, finely chopped
2 medium carrots, diced
Use any tinned canned or vegetable goods from your fridge or cupboards
2 cloves of garlic, minced
400ml coconut milk - half for the potatoes, half for the curry mix
2 cans chickpeas
1 can lentils
2 tomatoes, diced
6 tbsp butter
1 tbsp olive oil
3 tbsp curry powder
2 tbsp vegetable granules or stock
2 tsp salt, or more to taste, and 1 tsp for the potatoes
1 tsp dried thyme leaves
1 tsp browning or soy sauce (optional)

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  1. Wash the potatoes and cut into quarters, then add to a pot of boiling water and cook until soft.

  2. Add some olive oil to a large frying pan over a medium heat, cook down the onions and garlic until soft, add in 2 tablespoons of curry powder and mix in until dark.

  3. Add 200ml of coconut milk and mix together to create a thick curry paste, add in chopped tomatoes, vegetable granules, carrots and dried thyme. Then mix in the drained tinned chickpeas and lentils.

  4. Season with salt and black pepper and add 100ml of water, then cook down for 5-7 minutes.

  5. Drain the water from the pot of potatoes, then mash until soft, add the remainder of the coconut milk along with butter and salt, mix until smooth.

  6. Place the curried chickpea mix in a casserole dish, then add the mashed potatoes on top and smooth down.

  7. Create a crust on top with a fork then place into a pre-heated oven at 375°F/190°C/mark 5 for 30 minutes until golden brown on top.

  8. Remember to freeze any portions you don’t eat this time to save them from going in the bin. A great time saver for a simple meal another day when you may be busy.

    Defrost your frozen portions in the fridge and use within 24 hours, or in a microwave on 'defrost' directly before use.

Make the most of your leftovers
Store in
Airtight container
Fridge for 2 days, freezer for 3 days
Where to store
Fridge or freezer
Oven or microwave until piping hot. Reheat only once.

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