How to Enjoy Lentils

Lentils taste ridiculous when they are eaten only boiled. Here is a recipe that I picked up from a TV show that uses lentils in a crafty method to bring in the infusion of taste and aroma.


You will need the following ingredients:-

  • 1 - 2 Carrots peeled and diced
  • 2 potatoes peeled and diced
  • 3-4 cups of stock(chicken or vegetable will do)
  • olive oil for frying
  • 2 cloves of garlic crushed
  • chicken breasts skinned and halved
  • prawns descaled and halved longitudinally
  • 75g Red lentil(or as we like to call it Masoor Dal)
  • salt and pepper for seasoning
  • Bay Leaves(optional)
  • paprika(optional)


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    Fry the potatoes and carrots in a casserole along with the bay leaves and garlic(for a few minutes) but don't brown them.
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    Add the stock and constantly stir. After 2 minutes add the Lentils and take out the bay leaves.
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    Stir on low heat and boil the whole thing.
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    Use a blender to completely blend the carrots, potatoes and lentils to a rather thick consistency.
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    Stir and add the chicken and and the prawns.
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    Check the seasoning, add salt pepper (and paprika if you wish).
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    Serve with goat cheese and garlic bread.
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  • This is just a basic recipe and could be changed according to one's taste.
  • Addition of different/more spices are recommended but not mandatory.


  • Be sure not to overcook the garlic else the whole soup might taste bitter.

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