Smoky Lentil Stew

Great Winter dish

Course Main Course
Keyword Vegan
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 150 kcal


  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 2 carrots diced
  • 3 stalks celery diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 potato cubed
  • 700 gm brown lentils
  • 4 tsp smokey paprika
  • 2 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1.5 ltr vegetable stock
  • 3 tbsp tomato puree
  • parsley for garnish


  1. 1. Heat the oil in a large pan and cook the onion and garlic over a medium heat for 3-4 minutes until softened, stirring occasionally. Tip in the potatoes, and carrots, and tomato puree, turn up the heat and cook for 6-7 minutes, stirring, until the vegetables are golden.

    2.Stir in the smokey paprika, pour in the stock and then bring to the boil. Reduce the heat, add the lentils thyme and bay leaf, cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes until the lentils and vegetables are tender and the sauce has thickened.

    3. Remove the bay leaf, top with chopped Parsley, great served with wholemeal bread.