Green Lentil and Potato Stew

Unlike the red split lentils, laird green lentils hold their shape after cooking and can also be used in salads. I usually soak them for 2 hours then cook them for 20-25 minutes. You can cook them with vegetables or meat or sausages or cook them plain with coconut milk. The variations are endless. I wish you a pleasant week!

Green Lentil and Potato Stew

Preparation time: 15 minutes; Cooking time: 40 minutes; Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 2 cups green (laird) lentils soaked for 2 hours then drained
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium onion finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic crushed
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper or black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon rosemary, crumbled
  • 1 cup diced carrot
  • 1 large potato, skin on, diced into 1 inch cubes (about 300g/10oz)
  • ½ cup canned diced tomatoes
  • ½ cup passata or crushed tomatoes or tomato sauce (US)
  • Salt to taste
  • 4-5 cups water or broth

Instructions

  1. Heat oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the onion and cook until soft (about 5 minutes). Then add the garlic and cook for 1 minute.
  2. Add the cayenne, coriander, rosemary and salt to taste and cook for 1 minute over low heat.
  3. Add the carrot and potato and cook for 1 minute until coated with the spices.
  4. Add all the tomatoes and simmer covered for 5 minutes, stirring from time to time.
  5. Add the lentils, then the water or broth. Bring to the boil and simmer, covered for 20-25 minutes or until cooked to your desired doneness.
  6. Taste the soup, adjust seasoning and thickness of the soup, then add the chopped parsley or coriander and serve.

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Step By Step Photos

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Heat oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the onion and cook until soft (about 5 minutes). Then add the garlic and cook for 1 minute. Now add the cayenne, coriander, rosemary and salt to taste and cook for 1 minute over low heat.

Add the carrot and potato and cook for 1 minute until coated with the spices

then add all the tomatoes and simmer covered for 5 minutes, stirring from time to time.

Add the lentils, then the water or broth. Bring to the boil and simmer, covered for 20-25 minutes or until cooked to your desired doneness. Adjust seasoning and thickness of soup, before you garnish with parsley and serve.

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Author: Liz

I love everything food: eating, cooking, baking and travelling. I also love photography and nature.

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