Spicy Lentils

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by David GM

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.

Top Review by shari

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!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. 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.
  2. Meanwhile, melt half the butter in a large frying and cook the onion, garlic and spices together until the onion is transparent and soft.
  3. Add the lentils, the crumbled stock cubes and the remaining butter to the onion. Combine well and cook until heated through.
  4. Remove from the heat, stir in the parsley and serve.

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