Curried Lentil Loaf

"This "meatless" loaf is packed full of protein. And, as an added bonus, it has potato and veggies baked right in. This goes nicely with a fresh green salad and some basmati rice. This is yet another recipe from my favorite cookbook, "The Vegetarian Meat and Potatoes Cookbook""
 
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Ready In:
1hr 5mins
Ingredients:
14
Serves:
6
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ingredients

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directions

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  • Lightly spray a 9x5” loaf pan with non-stick cooking spray.
  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  • Add carrot, onion, potato, pepper and garlic, and cook until vegetables begin to soften, about 5 minutes.
  • Stir in the tomatoes, tomato paste, curry powder, cayenne and salt, and mix well.
  • Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer until the vegetables are soft, about 10 minutes.
  • Turn off heat and stir in the lentils Place 1 cup of the lentil/vegetable mixture with the peanut butter in a blender or food processor, and blend until smooth.
  • Fold this into the remaining lentil and vegetable mixture, along with the bread crumbs.
  • Taste and see if more salt is needed, then add mixture to the loaf pan.
  • Bake loaf until firm, about 40-50 minutes.
  • It’s best to let the loaf sit for 15-20 minutes before serving.

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Reviews

  1. Kiwi Kathy
    Found this when searching for a loaf that I could whip up in the morning and have cold after work. Nice and easy to make, as you can see from the photo it holds together well when sliced. For those that find the peanut butter unusual, I would suggest using an egg instead. It made for a very tasty and enjoyable vegetarian meal.
     
  2. HoitoFoodie
    Awesome, awesome! Son in law and daugthter loved it and so did I, a non-vegetarian. Believe blending a cup of the lentil/veget mix with the peanut butter is vital to keeping the loaf together. Served with mushroom gravy. Will pass on recipe to non-vegetarian friends to try since it's so easy to eat and smells so delish while baking (might try it on DH, too). Thanks for the recipe!!
     
  3. MargoH
    This wasn't horrible, but it's not something I'd make again. The end result was pretty cohesive, but tasted strongly of the tomato/peanut butter and not much else. Would have preferred if the flavor was a bit more complex or more interesting.
     
  4. Girl from India
    A really nice and different recipe. I really loved the fact that it was meatless. I used whole masoor dal instead of the brown lentil. Used my own garam masala powder - 3 tsps (which has chilli and a blend of 22 other spices in it too :) instead of the curry powder and chilli powder and added chopped green chilli too. But everything else I kept the same and it was truly lovely. Served it with fish and a green salad for dinner. My son really loved it as did the rest of us. Thanks :) Fay
     
  5. Benjamin R.
    Takes a lot of time and the result was less than satisfactory. Didn’t set well so ended up being a bit dry and falling apart. Flavors modest and a bit boring, lacking crispness.
     
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  1. Girl from India
    A really nice and different recipe. I really loved the fact that it was meatless. I used whole masoor dal instead of the brown lentil. Used my own garam masala powder - 3 tsps (which has chilli and a blend of 22 other spices in it too :) instead of the curry powder and chilli powder and added chopped green chilli too. But everything else I kept the same and it was truly lovely. Served it with fish and a green salad for dinner. My son really loved it as did the rest of us. Thanks :) Fay
     

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