Red Lentil, Date and Cumin Stew!

A unique healthy & delicious meal from the United Kingdom! Check out this Red Lentil, Date and Cumin Stew recipe submitted by Toni Din of London, England in the UK; this 25-minute meal feeds up to 5 people at 294 calories per serving, is cholesterol free, packed with anti-inflammatory herbs and very high in dietary fiber! Toni suggests serving the stew with flatbreads or garlic bread. Yum! Share your opinion on this awesome recipe by leaving a rating & comment, and we hope you enjoy this great dish. Happy Cooking! – Tasty25 Staff



CALORIE COUNT: 294 Calories Per ServingSERVING SIZE: 172 grams


What you need:

3 Cups split red lentils (Rinsed)

3 1/2 Cups vegetable stock

1/2 Cup dates, finely chopped

1 Yellow onion, finely diced

1 Garlic clove, crushed

3 Tbsp. tamarind paste

1 Tbsp. cumin

1 Tsp. ginger

1 Tbsp. olive oil

Mint leaves, finely chopped (Optional)

Directions: (Approximate cook time: 25 minutes; Serves 5 adults.)

  1. Heat the olive oil in a pot, and fry the onions and garlic on medium heat for approximately 5 minutes until soft. Add the ginger and cook for 2-3 more minutes.

  2. Mix in the lentils, bay leaves and vegetable stock, and stir in the tamarind paste.

  3. Bring all ingredients to a boil and then turn down the heat, leaving to simmer for 20 minutes. (Or until the lentils are tender.) Make sure to stir the stew occasionally to ensure it cooks evenly.

  4. Five minutes before the stew is complete, stir in the finely chopped dates. Serve with flatbreads or garlic bread, and sprinkle with chopped mint (Optional).

  5. Eat & enjoy!

 Thanks Toni for sending in this wonderful arrangement to Tasty25 Magazine! What’s your Tasty25 creation? Send in your recipe, and be featured on Tasty25 by going to the “Submit Your Tasty25 Creation” page.

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