healthy spicy red lentils and chickpeas stew

Healthy Lentils and Chickpeas Stew

The Healthy Lentils and Chickpeas Stew is a delightful and wholesome dish that satisfies both your taste buds and nutritional needs. With its generous supply of plant-based protein, dietary fiber, and tantalizing blend of spices, this stew proves that healthy eating can be both delicious and enjoyable.

healthy spicy red lentils and chickpeas stew

Healthy Lentils and Chickpea Stew is easy and quick to make since it only takes about 30 minutes from start to finish. The great thing with red lentils, in addition to other lentils is that you only need to cook it for 12 minutes.

Chickpeas

I choose canned chickpeas for their quick and easy preparation in this recipe. If you prefer to cook chickpeas from scratch, it’s important to note that the dry chickpeas will roughly double in weight once they are cooked. To obtain 250g (8.8 oz) of cooked chickpeas, you’ll need to cook approximately 125g (4.4 oz) of dried chickpeas.

How to make Healthy Lentils and Chickpeas Stew

ingredients for red lentil and chickpea stew
  • Rinse the lentils and remove any that are odd.
  • Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the chopped onion and sauté for about 3 -4 minutes until the onions turn translucent. Then add the pressed garlic and grated ginger and continue to sauté for 1 minute.
  • Next, add the spices. Toast the spices for about 1 minute to allow the flavours to enhance.
  • Finally, add hot water, lentils, stock cubes and crunched tomato. Stir well to combine all the ingredients.
  • Bring to a boil, cover, reduce heat and let it simmer for about 12 minutes or until the lentils are tender and cooked through. Stir occasionally to prevent sticking. If the stew is too thick, you can always add some extra hot water.
  • Remove the pot from heat and add the Chickpeas, lime juice, baby spinach and cilantro.
  • Let the stew sit for a few minutes to cool slightly and allow the flavours to meld together.

I always add a little feta piece on the side, because I just love the combination of this spicy stew with the salty feta cheese. The combination Spicy red lentils and chickpea stew with feta is unbeatable. Try it !

This Healthy Lentils and Chickpeas Stew is a satisfying and nourishing dish that will keep you warm and full. Packed with protein, fiber, and an array of spices, it’s a perfect option for a healthy weeknight dinner or a cozy weekend meal. Give it a try and savor the delicious flavors that this stew has to offer.

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healthy spicy red lentils and chickpeas stew

Healthy Spicy Red Lentils and Chickpeas Stew

Spicy healthy stew
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 13 minutes
Total Time 28 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Uncategorized
Servings 4
Calories 273 kcal

Equipment

  • 1 Medium pot

Ingredients
  

  • 1 Onion
  • 2 Garlic cloves
  • 1 tbsp Ginger fresh
  • 2 tsp Olive oil extra virgin
  • 1 tsp Cumin powder
  • 1 tsp Coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp Mustard powder
  • 2 tsp Curry powder
  • 600 ml Hot Water (2½ cups) boiled
  • 300 ml Tomato (1.25 cups) crushed
  • 2 Stock cubes Chicken or Vegetable
  • 210 g Red Lentils (7.4 oz)
  • 250 g Chickpeas (8.8 oz) canned
  • 1 Lime juice fresh
  • Cilantro freshly chopped
  • Baby spinach

Instructions
 

  • Rinse the lentils and remove any that are odd.
  • Chop the onion and grate the peeled ginger.
    grated onion and ginger
  • In large pot, heat the oil over medium heat, sauté onion and garlic until onion becomes transparent.
  • Add spices and ginger let it sauté for 1 minute, because we want the flavor to enhance.
    saute onion, ginger and spices
  • Next add the preboiled water, lentils, stock cubes and crunched tomato.
  • Bring to a boil, cover, reduce heat and simmer for about 12 minutes.
  • Finally turn off the heat and add lime juice, chopped coriander and baby spinach. Blend it all together.
    red lentil stew in the making
  • Before you serve the stew, cover with a lid and let it rest for 5 minutes.
    healthy spicy red lentils and chickpeas stew in the making
  • Serve with fresh bread and don’t forget the feta cheese.

Βon appétit

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