Fry the first 4 dried spices in the oil for a few minutes to release their flavour and scent.
Add in the other main ingredients and simmer in a pan with a lid on for 40 minutes.
A few minutes before you're ready to serve, add in the salt and nettle leaves and stir through. check the seasoning at this point and add a little chilli powder if it tastes bland.
If you want to serve this as a bowl of soup as I did, keep the lid all through cooking. If however you want to serve this alongside rice, breads or perhaps a meat based main, take the lid off for the last 10 minutes or so giving the water time to evaporate and thereby thickening the curry.
Either way, it tastes gorgeous :)
Lentil and Nettle Curry
Amount Per Serving
Calories 239Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 0g0%
Vitamin A 160IU3%
Vitamin C 25mg30%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.