13 Reviews

Long time to make but only because the lentils I had were brown. I started out getting the lentils ready (per other reviewers saying it took longer)-- so I boiled them for about 20 minutes until they were tender. I cut the onions, carrots, celery and garlic and then did the tomatoes. I would wait to do the potatoes until you're absolutely ready to put them in (I did those right away and they just sat for awhile...)<br/><br/>I had to check 190 C is 375ish F-- so I just put it to 380 and put it in for 50 minutes. It was DELICIOUS. I also doubled the curry and no one (who minds heat) said it was too hot. We also subbed part tomato (since really... it's out of season, but we had some lying around) with tomato sauce. Perfect for a cold night!

0 people found this helpful. Was it helpful to you? [Yes] [No]
wisconsincheddar28 December 31, 2013

This was good. Easy to put together and pretty tasty. I did increase the curry as others had mentioned, and used tinned tomatoes. I like the basics of the recipe, but for my own tastes I think I will modify the seasonings a bit.

0 people found this helpful. Was it helpful to you? [Yes] [No]
Sandy in California November 21, 2009

Easy and tasty. It looked like vomit while it was being made and hubby and I were both suprised by just how yummy it was. Well worth it. I used twice the amount of curry powder (Garam Masala) and used tinned toms instead of fresh. The only thing stopping it being a five is that it wasn't really satisfying enough for a dinner - next time we will have it for lunch or serve it with some garlic bread and good quality meat sausage (obviously we aren't vegetarians).

0 people found this helpful. Was it helpful to you? [Yes] [No]
dimensionally transcendental March 09, 2009

We just finished eating this and my husband enjoyed it enough to have two massive helpings. I also cut corners and did the rinsed lentils in the same pot as the veggies and that worked fine and saved me a dish. To save some fat I used a cooking spray to soften the vegetables instead of oil and again on top of the potatoes instead of butter. Like others, I used a can of tomatoes because I am lazy and it is actually cheaper. We actually thought that once everything was dished out it almost tasted a bit like a slightly spicy vegetarian 'corn beef' hash. Made for Healthy tag.

0 people found this helpful. Was it helpful to you? [Yes] [No]
Sarah_Jayne November 03, 2008

This was a hit at my house, even with my notoriously picky DH and DS (especially when it comes to veggies). This has a really good flavor. I used a can of tomatoes, and olive oil on top of potatoes

0 people found this helpful. Was it helpful to you? [Yes] [No]
Taramsl June 21, 2008

This will be a new favorite. Like the others, I used a can of tomatoes. I also used beer instead of water. Nice flavors overall and a good hearty meal.

0 people found this helpful. Was it helpful to you? [Yes] [No]
Eric #2 December 01, 2006

This is a staple in our house - especially in winter. I have always made it with the addition of an eggplant/aubergine after the onions have browned. It is so good I can't imagine it without eggplant. I always use tinned tomatoes and way more spices than the recipe calls for as well (1 or 2 tbs!). Fantastic recipe!!!! Super easy!!

0 people found this helpful. Was it helpful to you? [Yes] [No]
PetalPower June 23, 2006

This was good. I used 2t curry powder and still thought it was bland, so next time I will add more spices. I did like it though and will make it again! Thanks!

0 people found this helpful. Was it helpful to you? [Yes] [No]
najwa May 11, 2006

A very enjoyable and healthy meal! The slight curry flavour was good, though I may add a bit more next time. Made as directed except, like Stardustannie, I used a tin of tomatoes.

0 people found this helpful. Was it helpful to you? [Yes] [No]
Fairy Nuff October 15, 2005

This was very hearty, healthy and easy to make; however I found it a little bland compared to our normal meals and it required quite a bit of seasoning to pep it up for my taste. This would be perfect for those whose taste buds have not been influenced by years of eating strongly spiced dishes! A very good recipe though and great to put in whatever veggies you want - thanks for posting!

0 people found this helpful. Was it helpful to you? [Yes] [No]
currybunny June 14, 2005
Potato-Crusted Lentil Hotpot