Today, I am sharing with you my favorite comfort food recipe. The kind of recipe that warms you up on cold and foggy days, and gives you strength when you feel weakened. Of course, it is a family recipe…
Actually, each time I visited my family, I asked my mother to prepare this lentil stew for me. I was not longing for a classic of Moroccan cuisine, a sophisticated meal, neither a tagine, a couscous nor a pastilla. I was simply longing for a dish that would make me feel back home for good… It is a simple, flavored, comforting meal and it remains super healthy.
At that time, I was not into cooking at all and I thought some things were too complicated for me to prepare. But the truth is this stew is very simple to prepare. The only thing is that you need to let the lentils cook for about a half hour. The best is to prepare a large quantity of this dish.
Moroccan Lentil Stew
200 g / 7 oz lentils
1 onion, minced
1 garlic clove, minced
2 carrots, sliced
1 tomato, finely sliced
1 pepper, minced
1 bay leaf
3 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp ras-el-hanout
½ tsp cayenne
Few coriander leaves (optional)
In a pot, heat the vegetables and the spices in oil, for a few minutes, over low heat.
Add the lentils, the bay leaf and let brown for a few minutes.
Heat some water, and gradually add it to the pot, until the whole preparation is covered. Let cook for 25 minutes. Add water from time to time if needed. The result should not be dry and the stew is better when it is moist.
At the end of the cooking time, check the seasoning and add oil if needed.
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