Spicy Lentil and Vegetable Cottage Pie

Spicy Lentil and Vegetable Cottage Pie

Made With Our Spicy Tarka Lentil Daal -
2 SERVES
SERVES 3
prep
10 MINS PREP
20 MINS COOK
60 MINS COOK
Nothing beats a home cooked meal and this “pie” is spicy, flavourful and comforting! Vary it by changing the veg or adding cheese onto the topping!
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Tailored to Taste
There is nothing as homely and tasty as a proper homemade pie. And, even though there is a little cheat here, it tastes and feels 100% homemade. This vegetable and lentil cottage pie is spicy and flavourful and really comforting, but not heavy at all. You can vary the vegetables or make it even tastier by adding a little extra butter in the potatoes. The recipe can be doubled for a larger family.
Ingredients
  • 1 pack of The Spice Tailor Spicy Tarka Lentil Daal
  • 1 tsp. vegetable oil
  • 1 carrot, peeled and chopped into 1 cm pieces
  • 1 zucchini, chopped into 1 cm pieces
  • 1 handful of peas
  • 1 tbsp. tomato puree
  • 100ml vegetable stock
  • 400g cooking potatoes
  • A splash of milk
  • 1-2 large knobs of butter
Method
  1. Heat the oven to 200°C.
  2. Boil the potatoes in salted water for 20 minutes - or until soft. You can test by sliding in a sharp knife. The potatoes should slide off in seconds if done. Set an alarm to remind you.
  3. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a medium sized saucepan and add the spices from the sachet in the kit - saving the chilli for another cook. Cook for 10 seconds - or until aromatic. Add the carrots and cook over a moderate heat for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the zucchini and a little stock and seasoning. Cover and cook for 5 minutes.
  4. Add the peas, the lentils and the tarka sauce from the two pouches in the kit - as well as the remaining stock and the tomato puree. Bring to a simmer, taste and adjust the seasoning. Pour into a small ovenproof dish.
  5. Drain the potatoes once done and mash with a potato masher. Add the butter and milk and season well. Taste and adjust seasoning to taste. Put into a piping bag and pipe over the lentils - or freestyle it with a spoon.
  6. Place in the oven and bake for 30-35 minutes - or until the mash is lightly golden in places.
  7. Serve straight from the oven!
Tailored to Taste
There is nothing as homely and tasty as a proper homemade pie. And, even though there is a little cheat here, it tastes and feels 100% homemade. This vegetable and lentil cottage pie is spicy and flavourful and really comforting, but not heavy at all. You can vary the vegetables or make it even tastier by adding a little extra butter in the potatoes. The recipe can be doubled for a larger family.
  • 1 pack of The Spice Tailor Spicy Tarka Lentil Daal
  • 1 tsp. vegetable oil
  • 1 carrot, peeled and chopped into 1 cm pieces
  • 1 zucchini, chopped into 1 cm pieces
  • 1 handful of peas
  • 1 tbsp. tomato puree
  • 100ml vegetable stock
  • 400g cooking potatoes
  • A splash of milk
  • 1-2 large knobs of butter
  1. Heat the oven to 200°C.
  2. Boil the potatoes in salted water for 20 minutes - or until soft. You can test by sliding in a sharp knife. The potatoes should slide off in seconds if done. Set an alarm to remind you.
  3. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a medium sized saucepan and add the spices from the sachet in the kit - saving the chilli for another cook. Cook for 10 seconds - or until aromatic. Add the carrots and cook over a moderate heat for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the zucchini and a little stock and seasoning. Cover and cook for 5 minutes.
  4. Add the peas, the lentils and the tarka sauce from the two pouches in the kit - as well as the remaining stock and the tomato puree. Bring to a simmer, taste and adjust the seasoning. Pour into a small ovenproof dish.
  5. Drain the potatoes once done and mash with a potato masher. Add the butter and milk and season well. Taste and adjust seasoning to taste. Put into a piping bag and pipe over the lentils - or freestyle it with a spoon.
  6. Place in the oven and bake for 30-35 minutes - or until the mash is lightly golden in places.
  7. Serve straight from the oven!
MADE WITH OUR DELICIOUS
Spicy Tarka Lentil Daal

Lentil curries have been eaten in India as far back as people can remember. It was the protein of choice for India’s large vegetarian population, but was also advocated by Ayurvedic doctors as the healthiest choice of protein. Over the centuries, it has become one of the most eaten dishes in India.

Our Spicy Tarka Daal kit makes a delicious lentil curry with a combination of buttery, nutty lentils nestled in spicy sauce of caramelised onions, tangy tomatoes, ginger and garlic and, of course, chillies. This daal is the ideal store-cupboard basic as it comes with everything you need to make it and cooks in just minutes.

Lentil curries make delicious side dishes, but are often the star of the show, served with some flatbreads or rice and vegetables on the side. You can add bits in to make a one-pot meal, or use them as an ingredient and create wonderful complex dishes with it!  We have lots of recipes in our ‘Cook’ section to get you started.

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