Poached Eggs With Slow Cooked Spicy Lentils

Total Time
Prep 0 mins
Cook 8 hrs

Easy to prepare and fancy on the plate. Inexpensive.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a skillet, heat oil over medium heat.
  2. Add onions, and cook, stirring, until softened, about 3 minutes.
  3. Add garlic, ginger, coriander, cumin, and black pepper.
  4. Cook, stirring constantly, for one more minute.
  5. Add lentils, tomatoes, and stock. Bring to boil. Transfer to slow cooker.
  6. Cover and cook on LOW for 8 hours or HIGH for 4 hours.
  7. Stir in coconut milk, salt, and chili flakes.
  8. Cover and continue to cook for 30 minutes.
  9. Ladle into soup bowls and top with a poached egg.
  10. In order to make in advance:.
  11. Complete steps until mixture is placed into slowcooker.
  12. Refrigerate overnight and then transfer to slowcooker.
Most Helpful

One of my favorite recipes! I think lentil soups can taste so....lentily... but this is stellar. I did use 1 tbs of pickled ginger and no chilies, and pepper to taste. I made it on the stovetop, I think it's much easier then slowcooking because it only takes 12 minutes to cook lentils. Next time I will remember to put 1 Tbs vinegar in the poaching liquid and turn it down!

lolablitz September 19, 2013

This is a delicious and very healthy recipe that was a cinch to make in the crock pot. I was a bit apprehensive based on the previous review, but my lentils were definitely soft enough. As a note, I doubled the recipe and used light coconut milk. We'll definitely be making this again!

kolleen1021 May 13, 2009

YUM! Only THE PICKY ONE didn't finish although she claimed to like it. I did double the recipe - 4 servings usually won't feed this crowd! Very easy. The lentils didn't cook through - they remained very firm??? We ate it anyway, lol. Made for Asian Accent event in the photo forum 3/09.

Elmotoo March 31, 2009