Hagar's Lentil Dish

Updated: Apr 4, 2020


  • 1 cup of dried lentils soaked for 1 hour and cooked for ½ hour

  • (keep aside and preserve the cooking water)

  • ¼ cup olive oil

  • 1 medium onion chopped

  • 2 carrots cut lengthwise and chopped, handful of chopped cauliflower, celery

  • 2 cloves of garlic chopped

  • 1 teaspoons ground cumin seed

  • 1 teaspoons ground coriander seed

  • ¼ teaspoons chilli powder (optional)

  • 1 tsp sea salt

  • 1 can chopped tomatoes

  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste


In a deep frying pan or wok heat up (on medium heat) - 2 tbs of the oil, add spices and fry for a few seconds. Add onions and vegetables, stir and let things fry for a little bit, add garlic and stir, add the lentils and canned tomatoes, stir and let it all heat up, stir in the tomato paste and enough cooking water to create a curry-like consistency.

Now turn the heat down to low and simmer for 20 min.

Add salt to taste and serve with your choice of grain.