Spicy Lentils


  • 1 cup of dry brown lentils
  • 3 cups of boiling water
  • 2 medium onions, chopped
  • 1 medium carrot, diced
  • 4 cloves of garlic, chopped
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 2 tsp ground coriander
  • 2 tsp turmeric
  • 2 Tbs oil
  • 2 x 400g cans of tomatoes
  • ½ cup dried apricots, chopped and soaked in hot water for 10 minutes
  • Salt and pepper to taste


Bring unsalted water to the boil, add lentils and cook for 20-30 minutes or until soft, drain.

Put oil into a pan and cook the spices, onion and carrot until soft (5-10 minutes), stir regularly to prevent burning.

Add the cans of tomatoes and season to taste.

Put a stick blender into the pot and mush up until smooth.  (or put into a blender or food processor).

Add the cooked lentils and chopped apricots.