How to Make Lentil Stew at Home

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Apurva Sethi
Apurva is a fashion and food enthusiast. She chose fashion as her career and food as her passion. She is greatly fond of trying out new cuisines at different places and making them at home, in her own style. She also loves to seek and learn new things about the food industry constantly. So, here she is, to share her easy-peasy ways of cooking.

Today’s recipe is a rich source of protein. It involves clubbing of various flavours and is a nourishment for the body and soul. It is the Lentil Stew. It makes a cozy meal with different side dishes like a garlic toast, a good salad, chunk of Corn bread, etc. 

The stew embodies smoothness of green vegetables, tanginess of tomatoes, edgy flavour of garlic, fiery touch of smoked paprika and the richness of lentils. Along with a good taste, you are feeding your body with a good nutrition, as all the ingredients in the stew are healthy.

Lentils are a great source of protein, folic acid, fibre, and magnesium and the good news is they’re low in fat. So, anyone looking forward to losing some kilos can definitely add this stew to their diets. I will mention the nutritional value of the dish in the end. 

The stew can serve the best for a winter night. Who can say no to such an explosion of flavours that is healthy! What else could you ask for! So, let’s not wait another minute and jump into the list of ingredients needed. You may take  a note and try for yourself.

Ingredients for Lentil Stew

Chopped Garlic Cloves10
Green Onions (cut into diagonal angles)2
Butter5 tbsp
Fish Sauce4 tbsp
Oyster Sauce4 tbsp
Dry Egg Noodles/Pasta or any Noodles you prefer1 lb
Black Pepper½ tsp
Grated Parmesan Cheese1 tbsp
Fried Garlic for Garnishing (optional)Handful

Most of the ingredients are a staple in everyone’s kitchens. Other ingredients can be easily fetched from nearby supermarkets. Next is to see how much time this dish takes to get prepared. Check out the timetable below.

How Much Time It Will Take?

Preparation TimeCooking TimeTotal Time
15 min30 min45 min

Though the stew takes a little longer than usual to get ready but investing time in the dish is worth it. You are going to get the best flavours along with a healthy meal. Down below is a proper step by step guide to making the lentil stew at home. I hope it helps.

Lentil Stew Recipe

Lentil Stew recipe
  1. Heat the oil in a large pot over medium heat.
  2. Throw in onions, leeks and celery and cook for about 4 to 5 minutes.
  3. Add garlic and a splash of cumin and Cinnamon. Cook for another minute or two.
  4. Add water, lentils, broth and salt as per taste.
  5. It’s time to add the rest of the ingredients and give a nice stir.
  6. Bring to a boil at high heat, then cover, and let simmer on medium-low heat for about 30-40 minutes or until lentils are tender.
  7. Serve hot.

Health Tip– As per some experts, green lentils offer more nutritional aids than the other variety of lentils.

Nutritional Breakdown of Lentil Stew

We now know that the Lentil Stew is super healthy. So, why not check the nutritional breakdown in detail of the dish. Here we go!


Note- The nutritional breakdown is for 1 serving of Green Lentil stew.

How to Make Lentil Stew at Home | Video

For an easy understanding of the process of cooking the stew, I’ve added a video down below. I hope it is of great help. 

Video by everydaygourmettv

Friends, do try this healthy and delicious recipe at home. It surely will not disappoint you. You would love to make it again and again. Do share your feedback and experience in the comments section below. Stay healthy! 

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