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Carrots and French Lentils with EVOO



6 portion(s)

  • 220 g French Green Lentils
  • 1050 g water, (approx.)
  • 4-5 garlic cloves
  • 1 tsp coriander seeds
  • 55 g extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 onion, cut into halves
  • 500 g stock of choice
  • 360 g carrots, cut into thin slices
  • 50 g tomato paste
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • salt, to taste
  • 1 pinch white pepper, Pinch white pepper
  • fresh mint, for garnishing
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    Preparation 10min
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Recipe's preparation

  1. Insert simmering basket, then weigh lentils into it. Add water until lentils are just covered. Cook 15 min/100ºC/speed 2. Drain lentils and set aside. Clean and dry mixing bowl.

  2. Place coriander seeds and garlic into mixing bowl and mill 5 sec/speed 8.

  3. Add oil and onion and chop 2 sec/speed 6. Scrape down sides of mixing bowl with spatula.

  4. Without measuring cup, sauté 5 min/Varoma/speed 2.

  5. Add all remaining ingredients, except mint and cook 30 min/90ºC//.

  6. Transfer into thermal serving bowl or other large bowl and cover and set aside to rest for 10 minutes.

  7. Serve garnished with chopped mint.


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  • A good basic meal. I found it a bit bland so...

    Submitted by Joolm on 8. November 2017 - 23:19.

    A good basic meal. I found it a bit bland so I’ll probably add some curry powder or other spices next time. It was a nice and easy to make. I liked that the carrots were still a bit hard. I added extra veg: green beans and spinach.

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  • When you say, add the rest of ingredients, does it...

    Submitted by cecilcosta on 27. June 2017 - 03:35.

    When you say, add the rest of ingredients, does it mean the lentils which were set aside as well?

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  • Very nice flavours, my

    Submitted by krismakes on 14. March 2015 - 15:11.

    Very nice flavours, my carrots were also a bit hard, might use the  mandoline next time to cut them.  Didn't have French green lentils just the regular green lentils. Will definitely make again!

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  • Yum.  A great vegetarian

    Submitted by LorraineR on 1. June 2014 - 14:55.

    Yum.  A great vegetarian dish.

    The resting time is important.  When I poured it into the Thermoserver, I think that it had not cooked properly but it was at least another hour before we ate and it was perfect!

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  • Who would have thought such

    Submitted by patagonia on 11. October 2013 - 17:55.

    Who would have thought such weird ingredients could taste so good. Great as a base for some meat on top.

    You really need to cut the carrots a lot smaller/thinner though, as they don't cook so well in that time.

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  • Thanks Kandy, yes, I did mean

    Submitted by guest on 2. May 2011 - 17:59.

    Thanks Kandy, yes, I did mean sepeed soft...corrected accordingly. Glad you like!

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  • Hi Tenina,This was beautiful,

    Submitted by Kandy on 1. May 2011 - 19:29.

    Hi Tenina,

    This was beautiful, except I'd probably grind the coriander seeds properly for a few minutes on speed 10 at the start because the pieces are quite gritty.

    I presume you meant spead soft instead of interval speed?

    I was amazed at the broth/sauce, it tasted almost like beef stock but was just the tomato & carrot juices, thickened with the lentils. This is on my favourites!

    <one day, I will get around to doing this properly...>

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