Savory Lentil Stew

READY IN: 1hr 5mins
Recipe by Carol Bullock

A good warm meal on a cold night.

Top Review by SusanM.

I would have rated this a little higher if not there being too much black pepper. I read Carol’s bio after preparing and she doesn’t take exact measurements, so I should have followed my instincts and not used a whole teaspoon of black pepper. I did however, stop at two full Tablespoons of garlic since I wanted to be able to sleep in the same room with my husband at night and not have my breath require that I leave. !! Also, there seemed to be too much of something else and I just couldn’t figure it out? Coriander maybe?? I can never go wrong with cumin so that’s not it. I will make this again as I absolutely love Lentils, but I will go easier on some of the spices. Also, I threw everything except for the shallots (which I didn’t have) into my pressure cooker and cooked on high for 10 minutes and presto—all done. It is true that you do not need to spice as much when using a pressure cooker so it’s probably my own doing! Thanks for sharing this Carol :)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Put the water in a large pot with the lentils, onion, carrot, celery, potatoes, parsley, thyme, pepper, cloves and liquid smoke.
  2. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and cover, and simmer for 35-45 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, place the 2 tbsp water, shallot, and garlic in a small pan.
  4. Cook, stirring, until tender, about 5 minutes.
  5. Mix in the cumin and coriander.
  6. Continue to cook, stirring, for another minute.
  7. Add to the soup and stir.
  8. Remove 3 cups of the soup to a blender.
  9. Puree until smooth and recombine with the rest of the soup.
  10. Serve with a splash of soy sauce.

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