comforting vegan creamy spiced lentil stew

It is getting really cold here lately, with February really making herself at home. To sooth our chills and warm us up nice and cozy from the inside, I’ve been making a lot of stews and curries full of warming spices. This creamy spiced lentil stew is so comforting and just what you need on a cold and snowy winter’s day. Full of healthy green lentils, spicy flavours, and good old veggies, this stew will keep you full and toasty for the whole day. Serve with a slice of freshly baked traditional country bread loaf and you’re set! So, without further ado, let’s dig in!

  • serves: 4
  • preparation time: 10 minutes
  • cook time: 30 minutes
  • total time: 40 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, minced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 carrot, sliced*
  • 1 potato, cubed*
  • 210g dried green lentils (or 1 can of tinned green lentils)
  • ½ can coconut milk
  • 1 vegetable stock cube
  • 750ml water
  • 2 tbsp garam masala
  • 1 tbsp ground cumin
  • 2 tsp ground turmeric
  • ½ tsp cayenne pepper
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

*To reduce food waste, don’t peel the carrot and potato. Just give them a good scrub and enjoy them with the skin on! It’s nutritious, adds more flavour, and reduces your food waste!

Method:

  1. In a large saucepan, heat the olive oil over a medium-high heat. Add in the onions and sauté for 5 minutes until they are soft and golden brown. Add in the garlic and sauté for another 2 minutes.
  2. Add in the carrot and potatoes and stir everything together. Leave the vegetables to soften for 5 minutes. Add in the lentils, coconut milk, vegetable stock, and water. Stir everything together until the coconut milk solids have melted and everything is well combined.
  3. Add in the spices and seasonings and stir to combine. Let the stew simmer on the stove for a good 20-30 minutes to cook the vegetables and lentils, and to let the flavour mature.
  4. Serve hot into bowls with a slice of traditional country bread loaf and enjoy!

Once completely cooled, this stew can be kept in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. Alternatively, once completely cooled, it can be kept in an airtight container in the freezer and stored for up to 1 months.

If you make this comforting vegan creamy spiced lentil stew, make sure you leave a like and a comment down below! I absolutely love hearing from you guys and you can be sure that I will try my best to get back to you soon! And of course, if you do make this recipe, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram @rhythmandgreen

I love seeing the photos of recipes you’ve all made! Have a beautiful week, happy February, and I wish you a warm and safe rest of the winter! I look forward to hearing from you soon!

Love and light,

Katherine x

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