These curried lentils are quickly becoming a favourite side dish because the ingredients are all stock cupboard essentials.  Delicious with roast chicken and greens!


  • 300g red lentils
  • 1 large diced onion
  • 3 finely chopped garlic cloves
  • 1 tbsp tomato puree
  • 900ml chicken stock
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 2 tsp garam masala
  • 2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp ground turmeric


Saute the onion and garlic in a pan until lightly golden.  Stir in the spices, tomato puree and cook for another 2 minutes.  Don’t worry if the spices stick to the pan a little.

Add the lentils and chicken stock to the pan and simmer for 1 hour, stirring occasionally.  Add water or cook for longer as necessary to achieve the desired consistency.

Will keep very well in the fridge, so make a batch for the week.

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