Lentil Curry Stew

    1 hour

    Using dry lentils, tinned tomatoes, a bit of onion and celery, you can make a delicious curry lentil stew. Makes a nice lunch or easy dinner for two.

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    Serves: 2 

    • 1/2 cup dry lentils
    • 1 cup water
    • 140g tinned tomatoes
    • 1/8 cup diced onion
    • 2 stalks celery with leaves, diced
    • 1/4 teaspoon curry powder
    • 3 cloves garlic, minced
    • salt and ground plack pepper, to taste

    Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:50min  ›  Ready in:1hour 

    1. Combine lentils and water, bring to a boil.
    2. Lower heat to simmer, add tomatoes, onion and celery. Cover and let simmer 45 minutes. Check every 15 minutes to stir, add water if necessary. Add spices last 15 minutes to taste. Taste and re-spice if necessary before serving.

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    Great recipe easy to cook I put all in my pressure cooker. I didn't have tinned tomatoes so used a cup of left over tomato passata and two large tomatoes. Only took 12 minutes cooking time with French (green) lentils. Great recipe to make 'out of the cupboard'  -  21 Oct 2013


    Okay, I have varied this recipe several times, and all of them came out super. First, I always omit celery and substitute bell pepper. I use veg or chicken stock instead of water, and use fresh tomatoes. My favorite variation is to add a little half and half at the very last minute(do not let it fully cook), just enough to make a thick, creamy soup. I have made this for friends and family, and is a hit every time. Thanks.  -  03 Aug 2003  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Made this today- with a lot of changes- and it's fantastic. I guess it's almost a different recipe, but I felt I should leave my changes here in case anyone wants to try what I did. I omitted the celery and added a chopped carrot and a chopped yukon gold potato. Then I added a half of a cup of vegetable broth, 1/3 cup brown rice, and quadrupled the curry powder (no one ever uses enough! a full tsp is perfect). It is excellent over homemade wheat bread!  -  04 Jun 2008  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)