Serves 4, ready in 1 hour and 50 minutes
- Low-calorie cooking spray
- 1 onion, finely chopped
- 1 carrot, peeled and roughly chopped
- 1 red pepper, deseeded and roughly chopped
- 1 garlic clove, crushed
- 2cm piece of root ginger, peeled and finely grated
- 1 tbsp tandoori spice mix or medium curry powder
- 1 fresh red chilli pepper, deseeded and finely chopped
- 500g lean lamb leg steaks, visible fat removed, cut into bite-sized chunks
- 250g cherry tomatoes
- 400g can green lentils
- 300ml boiling lamb stock
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper
- Fresh coriander sprigs, to garnish
- Lime wedges, to serve
Spray a large, deep non-stick frying pan with low-calorie cooking spray and place over a medium heat.
Cook the onion, carrot and pepper for 10 mins then add the garlic, ginger, red chilli and spice mix/curry powder and cook for a further two minutes, stirring continuously.
Stir in the lamb, tomatoes, lentils (including the water in the can) and stock.
Season well and bring to the boil. Cover, turn heat down to low and cook for 90 minutes or until the lamb is tender.
Garnish with coriander sprigs and serve hot with lime wedges and boiled basmati rice.
Turn basmati rice into turmeric rice by adding 1/2 teaspoon of turmeric to the water while the rice is cooking.
Helping you to get motivated
When you join Slimming World, you’ll become a member of a large supportive community of people in a similar situation to you, with a wealth of advice and tips on recipe ideas, meal planning and motivation whenever you need it.
You’ll also be assigned your own highly-trained consultant — a former member who can help you to set your own weight-loss and fitness goals. Members agree that this support is often key to their success.
You can choose between joining your local group or online.
If you’d like to join a group, please contact your local Consultant to find out how your group is running safely in line with local and national guidance.
All offer full details of how Slimming World’s Food Optimising programme works.
There is a huge list of Free Food to choose from, which doesn’t need to be weighed, calorie counted or measured.
You can also snack on these to satisfy your hunger in between meals.
In addition, you are encouraged to eat measured quantities of certain foods, known as ‘Healthy Extras’ that provide nutrients essential for a healthy, balanced diet.
These include milk and cheese (for calcium) and cereals and wholemeal bread (for fibre and minerals).
And so you never feel deprived you can enjoy limited amounts of treats which are higher-calorie, less filling foods that include chocolate, crisps and alcohol.