Top Review by Cindy Lynn
I've been trying to incorporate more foods like lentils and dry beans into our diets, which is one of the reasons I selected this recipe...the other being, limited grocery money for the next 3 weeks and I already had everything for this recipe. My problem is that it wasn't well received by my family at all, but I don't think it was the recipe's fault. Instructions were clear and it looked lovely...everyone likes all of the ingredients (well...except DD#3, who isn't partial to anything legume), but the combination didn't work for my family at all. I also don't consider it a waste, as I did learn that although we all like chili pepper and mashed potatoes, we don't like them combined. I don't feel I can fairly rate this recipe, but I do wish I had taken a photo of this 'cause it certainly was pretty! Thank you for a great learning experience Mirj and the fun I had making this regardless.
- 1⁄2 lb green lentil (brown)
- 1⁄2 lb fresh cauliflower
- 1 small chili pepper, seeded
- 1⁄2 lb fresh mushrooms
- 1 large onion
- 3 medium tomatoes
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- 1⁄2 teaspoon curry powder
- salt and pepper
- 3 large cooking potatoes
- 2 eggs
- 2 tablespoons butter
- salt and pepper
- 1 dash paprika
Directions See How It's Made
- Cook the lentils in boiling water until soft, about 1/2 an hour.
- Place the cauliflower, chile pepper, mushrooms, onion, tomatoes, brown sugar curry powder, salt and pepper in the bowl of a food processor; pulse until the vegetables are all finely chopped and mixed together with the spices.
- Mix the cooked lentils with the chopped vegetables.
- Spread in a greased Pyrex baking dish and set aside.
- Boil the potatoes until soft, mash.
- Mix in the eggs and the butter.
- Add salt and pepper to taste.
- Spread the mashed potatoes on top of the lentil mix; dust with paprika.
- Bake in a 350 degree oven for 45 minutes or until the potatoes are browned.