Brown Lentils - Trinidad Style

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Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 0 mins

delicious side dish, healthy & nutritious.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 pigs tail or 250 g chunked diced ham, if pigs tail not available
  • 400 g pumpkin (I use butternut)
  • 1 large onion, rough chopped
  • 2 garlic, pegs crushed
  • 500 ml vegetable stock or 500 ml chicken stock
  • 1 -2 slice bacon, stock cubes
  • 1 cup water
  • 400 g brown lentils (OR x2 400ml can brown lentils for the quick version, drained)


  1. Put lentils in bowl & cover with water.
  2. Leave to soak overnight.
  3. Rinse & drain lentils.
  4. Put all ingredients into a large saucepan.
  5. Put on high heat & bring to the boil.
  6. Reduce heat to low and simmer until lentils are cooked and pumpkin is soft & broken down.
  7. Add water if needed--mixture should not dry out.
  8. Serve as a side dish or eat just as they are.