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Spiced Lentils with Pumpkin

Spiced Lentils with Pumpkin step-by-step recipe |
"This is a comforting vegan treat which will make you feel warm, relaxed and cosy! It's a simple yet delicious dish for a happy dinner with you family! Forget all your problems and enjoy your meal!"

Ingredients Serves 4

  • 1 lb pumpkin
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 onion
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 inch/2.5 cm ginger root
  • 2 tomatoes
  • 3 tbsp oil
  • 1.5 cup green lentils
  • 1.5 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper


  1. Before you start cooking, wash and cut the vegetables. Peel pumpkin and remove inner seeds. Cut the pumpking into cubes. Peel and dice one medium carrot. Peel the onion and cut it finely. Peel and mince 2 cloves garlic and small piece of ginger root. Cut 2 tomatoes into cubes.

    Spiced Lentils with Pumpkin
  2. Wash the lentils, put into a pan, pour over 3 cups of water, bring to a boil, and cook covered over low heat for about 25-30 minutes, until the lentils are soft but not mushy.

    Spiced Lentils with Pumpkin
  3. Heat up the 3 tablespoons of vegetable oil in a skillet, and stir-fry the onion, garlic, ginger and carrot for 5 minutes over medium heat.

    Spiced Lentils with Pumpkin
  4. Add the pumpkin, reduce heat to minimum, cover and stew for 7-10 minutes until the pumpkin is tender. Stir from time to time.

    Spiced Lentils with Pumpkin
  5. Next, add the tomatoes and cook covered for 10 minutes. Add 1.5 teaspoon of salt (you can start with 1 teaspoon and then add more if needed) and 1 teaspoon of black pepper. Be aware that this is a spicy dish, so adjust the amount of pepper on your taste.

    Spiced Lentils with Pumpkin
  6. Add the lentils, mix everything together. Serve hot with chopped green onion on the top.

    Spiced Lentils with Pumpkin

Author: vegelicacy

Posted on: 3 April 2014

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Diet type: vegan
Category: main course
Difficulty: easy
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Michelle 14 April 2014
Looks so inviting! I love both pumpkin and lentils so I feel that this recipe will taste fantastic! Can't wait to try it!

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vegelicacy 15 April 2014
Thank you!

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