Brown Lentils - Trinidad Style

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READY IN: 20mins
SERVES: 6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 1
    pigs tail or 250 g chunked diced ham, if pigs tail not available
  • 400
    g pumpkin (I use butternut)
  • 1
    large onion, rough chopped
  • 2
    garlic, pegs crushed
  • 500
    ml vegetable stock or 500 ml chicken stock
  • 1 -2
    slice bacon, stock cubes
  • 1
    cup water
  • 400
    g brown lentils (OR x2 400ml can brown lentils for the quick version, drained)
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DIRECTIONS

  • Put lentils in bowl & cover with water.
  • Leave to soak overnight.
  • Rinse & drain lentils.
  • Put all ingredients into a large saucepan.
  • Put on high heat & bring to the boil.
  • Reduce heat to low and simmer until lentils are cooked and pumpkin is soft & broken down.
  • Add water if needed--mixture should not dry out.
  • Serve as a side dish or eat just as they are.
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