Spiced Lentil Hot Pot


This has to be my partners new favourite winter warmer meal when we are home alone together!

A little warning though… lentils are fabulous for you, they are high in protein, good/healthy carbs and… extremely high in fibre so even though these lentils are certainly Moorish, I would recommend that you don’t want to go too overboard with them!!!

Makes: 4 main sized portions


  • 200gm brown onion
  • 1 medium red chilli
  • 400gm tomato
  • 2 large cloves of garlic
  • 300gm premium French style lentils
  • 1 tsp. Master foods Greek seasoning
  • 1 TBSP. Gravox traditional gravy powder
  • 1.2ltrs water
  • Olive oil for cooking
  • 1 medium spring onion for serving


  1. Finely dice brown onion, chilli, garlic cloves, and tomato and place in separate piles on a plate or chopping board.
  2. Finely chop spring onion and reserve for later
  3. Heat a large metal pot on the stove top and once it is to a medium heat, add 2TBSPof olive oil
  4. Fry onion until translucent and then add garlic and cook for another minute until garlic is cooked through
  5. Add tomato to pot and cook until tomato chunks start to break down
  6. Add red chilli and cook for another 30 seconds
  7. Once chilli has been added and cooked, add water and allow water to come to a simmer.
  8. Add lentils and simmer for 20 to 25 minutes until lentils have become al dente.
  9. Add Greek seasoning and gravy powder and allow the sauce to thicken slightly (if you would like a thicker sauce add 1 TBSP corn flour with 1/4 cup water, make a slurry and add to the pot to thicken up).
  10. Season with salt and pepper as desired.
  11. Just before serving, add spring onion.
  12. Enjoy!




  1. natachabeim · August 12, 2015

    looks yummy!

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  2. billgncs · August 12, 2015

    looks like a keeper !

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  3. moégrrl · August 12, 2015

    Reblogged this on MoéGrrL.

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  4. agenda19892010 · August 12, 2015

    Good dish ☺ salut by Rinaldo from Venice Italy.

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  5. Judy · August 12, 2015

    It looks and sounds yummy. I always have trouble with lentils, I never quite manage to get the texture quite right, they always seem just a bit too firm but if I cook them longer they turn to mush.

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    • eloisesedibles · August 12, 2015

      It’s very yummy Judy 😊
      If your adding salt to the water when cooking they can become chalky or if you boil them instead of simmer this can also break them up and turn the lentils to mush.
      I hope this helps 😊

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      • Judy · August 13, 2015

        Thank You. I think maybe I am boiling rather than simmer…….too impatient. Will try you suggestions.

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  6. nirvanama · August 13, 2015

    A yummy n easy treat! I loved it!

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  7. Dan Hen · August 18, 2015

    Gravy powder’s a new one for me .I don’t think I’ll find it here . Otherwise , I’m in !

    Liked by 1 person

  8. MyKabulKitchen · November 23, 2015

    I cook something very similar to this, it is an ultimate comfort food during the winter 🙂


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