A flavorful Japanese curry that is made without a gravy. This version was developed by Akemi Tsuchiya, the amazing nutritionist at Tsuboi Elementary School in Funabashi, Japan. I modified it slightly to be plant-based.
Put the lentil and 2 cups of water in a small saucepan. Bring the water to a rapid simmer, then reduce the heat and simmer for about 20 to 25 minutes, until the lentils are tender but still hold their shape. Remove the saucepan from the heat and set it aside while you start cooking the curry.
Heat the oil in a wok or large saute pan over medium-high heat. Add the onions and saute until they are translucent.
Add the carrots, potatoes, and 1 cup of water. Bring the water to a boil, then reduce the heat to medium/medium-low (high enough to maintain a simmer). Simmer for 10 minutes.
Then add the garlic, ginger, mushrooms, meatless ground, and bell pepper. Cook for 1 minute.
Pour off any excess water from the lentils, then add them to the wok/saucepan.
Now add the ketchup, Worcestershire, soy sauce, curry powder, salt, and allspice. Mix everything together.
Simmer until most of the liquid has cooked off, about 5 minutes. Season with additional salt, if needed.