Prep 30 mins
Cook 0 mins
A nice warming lentil dish; good as a side with sliced hard-boiled egg to garnish or as a main. A tasty, low-fat meal at only at 322 kcals it’s good for those watching their weight and with some nice fruit or yoghurt to follow makes a satisfying meal. It’s easily adapted for others with heartier appetites too – toss in some toasted cashews and/or serve with wedges of hard-boiled egg.
- 300 g red lentils
- 30 ml butter
- 1 small onion, chopped finely
- 1 garlic clove, crushed
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ground coriander
- 1⁄4 teaspoon ground turmeric
- 1⁄4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1⁄2 chicken stock cube
- 1 tablespoon parsley, chopped (or more if liked, flat leaf or curly)
- Place the lentils in a large saucepan of boiling water (adding stock at this stage could make the lentils too hard and unpalatable) and cook until just tender, then drain.
- Meanwhile, melt half the butter in a large frying and cook the onion, garlic and spices together until the onion is transparent and soft.
- Add the lentils, the crumbled stock cubes and the remaining butter to the onion. Combine well and cook until heated through.
- Remove from the heat, stir in the parsley and serve.
This recipe is awesome! I added a little ground ginger for some extra anti-inflammatory properties, and I used canned lentils instead of dry (so just skipped the first step), and it's wonderful! I'll eat it again and again! Thanks!
I've been trying to find healthier recipes for my family, so we tried this one. This tasted quite like taco filling to us (in fact, my husband took the leftovers from lunch and made tacos with it for dinner!) Being a "bean novice" I'm not sure that I cooked the lentils correctly, and there's always the possibility that I came onto this site looking for "something", and this didn't quite hit whatever that something happened to be in my mind. This certainly wasn't bad, but it wasn't a favorite either. If you're looking for an alternative to ground meat filling for tacos, then this is a perfect recipe!
This was really good! My hubby and I throughly enjoyed it. The flavors work very well together. The only thing I changed is that I added chopped carrots for added color and slight crunch(I just cooked them part way through). I'll make this again, thanks for posting!!