April 17, 2012

Moroccan Vegetable and Lentil Stew

As the autumn finally starts to arrive here in Sydney, I find myself craving for warm soups and stews. I start my day with a bowl of warm oat porridge with chia seeds, grated apple, cinnamon and a splash of home-made almond milk, I eat a huge raw salad for lunch and a warm soup or a stew for dinner. This Moroccan spiced vegetable and lentil stew is one of my recent favourites - the abundance of different vegetables and spices create a truly satisfying meal.

Moroccan Vegetable and Lentil Stew
(serves 2-4)

1 tablespoon olive oil
1 yellow onion, finely chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
small piece of fresh ginger, grated
2 carrots, finely cubed
1 teaspoon ground coriander
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 medium sized eggplant, cubed
100g green beans, chopped
100g button mushrooms, chopped
5-6 tomatoes, chopped
100g red lentils
250ml - 500ml vegetable stock
2 tablespoons tamari
pinch of freshly grounded black pepper

 1. Heat olive oil in a large pan. Add onion, garlic, ginger and carrots. Cook for a few minutes, then add the spices and a splash of vegetable stock. Cook for a further few minutes.

2. Add the rest of the ingredients. Start with just 250ml of vegetable stock and add more when necessary during cooking. Cook the stew for 30-40 minutes or until all the vegetables and the lentils are fully cooked. Serve with a sprinkling of fresh parsley.


  1. I've got a nice vegetable soup on the boil at the moment, it's the rainfall tonight that's gotten me in the mood for some warmth! This looks delish too.

  2. Very easy- delicious dish! Thanks for sharing!

  3. We have opposite seasons happening, but I may have to make this anyway! Look so hearty and delicious!

  4. Winter and Fall Root Vegetable Dishes are the BEST! We are seeing all the summer recipes coming out now here in the US so its so nice to have a fall favorite!

  5. I make a similar version all year round. I mix a handful of baby spinach through just before serving and top with natural yoghurt, sometimes a sprinkle of coconut. This is a staple in our household, particularly after a series of eating out. It's our 'rescue' remedy! Haven't tried it with eggplant, so will try that tonight.

  6. Perfect, thank you. I have all of those ingredients and a son with sore teeth. Nice a warm too as it is getting a bit cooler..

  7. Looks good, am certain will taste fabulous! As I like to have my tastebuds tingling, shall be happy to add the spices . . .

  8. I would love a recipe for home made almond milk :) and Sidney's autumn must be gorgeous

    1. Hi Mariella,

      Almond milk recipe here


  9. Another enjoyable post to read.......thanks for sharing.

  10. Made this Saturday night and it has lasted me for days! Super healthy, super yummy. I LOVE your blog!

  11. nice idea.. thanks for sharing.


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