Sweet & Sour Lentils

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

Easy sweet & sour dish to prepare.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook the lentils in 3 cups of stock or water.
  2. In a small saucepan combine the stock, cider, vinegar, sugar and molasses.
  3. Add in the cloves, bay leaves, scallions, cayenne and ginger.
  4. Bring mixture to a boil; boil 2 minutes.
  5. Combine with cooked lentils and their liquid.
  6. Add the salt and cook until hot and bubbling.
  7. You may serve with basmati rice.


Most Helpful

I made this a few days back. I substituted the molasses with brown sugar. I did not know what apple cider is, so, I had to omit that. But, I used 1/2 + 1/3 cup of apple cider vinegar instead. I did not use fresh ginger at all(to be honest, I was too lazy to chop it that day). I cooked the lentils in about 6 cups of water + 3 cups of vegetable stock upto 4 pressure cooker whistles. The rest, I followed the recipe. Served it over hot Basmati rice and it was well loved by all at home. Thank U for sharing it. Its a great lentil recipe u got :)

Charishma_Ramchandani August 20, 2002

This is going to be one of my standard recipes!! Very flavorful. I didn't have molasses or apple cider, so added a little brown sugar and it still turned out great. Especially like the ginger.

yogi July 30, 2002

Mmmm! Wonderful flavor, I followed the recipe exactly, using brown lentils and served over brown rice. I actually held off and added the ginger and scallions when it was almost done, for a fresher flavor. It has a lovely sweet and tangy flavor (I don't know about sour, but tangy!) from the apple juice and cider. I also used chicken broth for the stock called for. I would like to see the cooking water/stock for the lentils included in the ingredients and not just in the directions. The scallions added lovely color and the ginger a burst of flavor. Delicious lentil recipe- will make again.

Roosie October 18, 2004

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