moroccan lentils recipe
Moroccan Lentils Recipe
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
50 mins
Total Time
1 hr

Moroccan lentils recipe; wholesome, flavoursome with a touch of spices. 

Servings: 4
Author: Shoot The Cook
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cups (340g) brown or green lentils
  • 4 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 carrot, chopped
  • 2 ripe medium tomatoes, peeled and finely chopped or grated
  • 1 tsp ground turmeric
  • ½ tsp tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground sweet paprika
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • ground pepper and salt to taste
  • 1.5 L water or vegetable stock
  1. Sautee the onion, garlic and carrot in a large pot with 2 Tbsp of olive oil for a few minutes.

  2. Then add the salt, turmeric, cumin, paprika and ginger. Cook, stirring for 2‘. Stir in the chopped tomatoes and allow to reduce for about 4’.

  3. Add the lentils and cover with water. Bring to the boil, cook covered over a medium heat for about 50-60’, or until the lentils are tender (if the liquids reduce too much during cooking, add as more water as needed) Adjust the seasoning and serve hot. Garnish with fresh coriander or parsley. Enjoy!