Spiced Pumpkin & Lentil Hash
Gluten Free. Vegetarian. Dairy Free. Vegan.
Cooking & Prep Time: Approx 15-20mins
1/3 of a Butternut Pumpkin cut into chunks
1 tin of Lentils
1 cup of Frozen Peas
1/2 cup of lightly steamed Broccoli
2 generous handfuls of Leafy Greens – Spinach or Rocket/Arugula
1 tbsp of Vata Balance Spice Blend (Cumin, Ginger, Fenugreek, Turmeric, Raw cane sugar, Asafoetida & Salt)
1 tsp of Cinnamon
Pinch of Salt
Olive Oil or Coconut Oil
Pop a drizzle of olive oil or a chunk of coconut oil in a fry pan on medium heat and add in the chopped pumpkin stirring to coat pumpkin with oil. Sprinkle the pumpkin with a little sea salt & saute for 5minutes until pumpkin starts to soften & brown slightly.
Drain tin of lentils & wash thoroughly to remove residue before adding the lentils into the fry pan with the pumpkin chunks. Add cinnamon & Vata spice blend to the mixture ensuring even distribution on spices. (If you don’t have Vata spice or a similar blend, a mixture of cumin, turmeric & ginger would also be nice.)
Add frozen peas to the mix, along with some lightly steam broccoli florets and the leafy greens before turning the temperature down to a low heat and allowing the leafy greens to wilt and the peas to thaw and heat through.
To keep the dish vegan, dairy free & gluten free serve with coconut yogurt and gluten free flat bread or pita bread.
Alternatively it can be served with greek yogurt and toasted wholemeal pita bread.
PLEASE NOTE: Unfortunately I am a bit of a whimsical cook…a dash of this here…..dash of that there……oh no that was way too much….lets balance it with this… and so on. So when I make a dish for the first time its a lot of guess work until the dish hits the plate & its either a hit or a bit of a flop. This means that often I am not paying attention to exact quantities so I apologize if the measurements are a bit out. I will retest the recipe and adjust quantities if needed however in the mean time If its not flavoursome enough just dial up the Vata Balance Blend and the Cinnamon quantities until your tastebuds are dancing.