YUM! Super healthy, and I did get lucky, as I got the lentils from the food bank for free! They are pretty cheap for a bag tho, like dried beans.
Brown rice or quinoa would be better to server it over, but my food bank only has white rice so i used that. My food stamps were just reduced, otherwise I would have gotten brown rice.
Additions that I made to the recipe –
I quadrupled the curry powder – I used an entire 1lb bag of the lentils, not the 1 cup called for in the recipe. I still think it could use even more curry.
I also added 2 handfuls of dried cranberries. (I bought a 5lb bag of them in bulk from Amazon for $15. Compare that to the small bags of craisins.. its way cheaper if you love these things like I do).
I added 1 can of mixed veggies.
In my bowl: I used Greek Yogurt for the plain yogurt. Its more expensive and rare to find at a food bank, but, it is much creamier than regular yogurt without extra fat and also has higher protein content. The slightly sour flavor contrasts well with the slightly sweet/spicy of the curry. I added a small handful of fresh cilantro on top. And then topped it all with 1 cup of chopped romaine lettuce.
Its good!! And very filling. Its my first meal of the day today (and its 3pm) and I cant even finish my serving. Next time it would be good with a little bit of diced apples too.