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Vegetable Chilli

What You Need (serves 4)

  • 100g (4oz) brown lentils
  • 1 clove of garlic (crushed)
  • 2 medium sized onions (chopped)
  • 1½ sticks of celery (chopped)
  • 2 medium sized carrots (cut into sticks)
  • 2 red peppers (sliced)
  • 200g (8oz) can of chopped tomatoes
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon chilli powder
  • ½ tablespoon tomato puree
  • 200g (8oz) can red kidney beans or baked beans
  • 1 tablesooon of low fat yogurt (optional)

How To Make It

  1. Cover the lentils with water, bring to the boil and simmer for 20-25 minutes.  Drain.
  2. Mix the garlic, onions, celery, carrots and peppers with the tomatoes.
  3. Add the paprika, chilli powder and tomato puree.  Stir well, bring to the boil and simmer for 10 minutes.
  4. Add the lentils and continue to simmer for another 10 minutes.
  5. Add the beans and stir well.
  6. Cook gently for a further 10 minutes.
  7. Serve with boiled rice or jacket potatoes or with warmed pitta bread.
  8. Try adding a spoonful of plain low fat yogurt.

Recipe kindly provided by the Grampian Dietitians.

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