Mr Squirrel has been vegetarian for 21 years now, so I am always looking for new tasty vegetarian recipes to try.
I recently bought Vegetarian by Alice Hart.
This is a beautiful book, with many new recipes to try. However, the first recipe I decided to try was her Tomato & Spinach Daal.
I thought this was a lovely healthy, simple, and quick dish, but found the original recipe a little bland. I have added in some vegetable bouillon, chilli flakes, and fresh coriander to liven it up a bit.
This is definitely a recipe I will come back to time and time again!
Bring the lentils and the water to the boil in a large pan and simmer for 10 minutes.
Add the tinned tomatoes, turmeric, cumin seeds, garlic, ginger, chopped chillies, dried chilli flakes and vegetable bouillon.
Stir, and simmer for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Gradually stir in the spinach, followed by the coriander and lime juice.
I serve this with Naan bread and a dollop of natural yoghurt and mango chutney.