Lentil stew with cumin à la Golli

Singlemade: lentil stew with cumin

It’s been almost a year since we moved from Cologne to Berlin. We spent the first two weeks sleeping on our new red Ikea-couch before we moved our bed and the rest of our stuff over. On moving day I flew back and forth to Cologne to arrange everything: wait for the moving company, give the apartment a final cleaning, hand back the keys and stop by the neighbours for a final chat. A busy day, so no time to cook. Luckily I had the sweetest neighbours ever and Golli invited me over for lunch. She had made these lentils. I wrested the recipe from her and this dish has become a regular appearance on our table ever since. To my shame it’s taken me 10 months to write it out for Singlemade. And I’m sorry, because it’s totally single-proof.

The most important ingredient here is without any doubt the cumin powder. It gives the lentils an amazingly unique flavour. This is Golli’s recipe but personally I don’t use potatoes. I serve a fresh mixed salad on the side with tomatoes and cucumber. Delicious! Another tip from Golli: serve it with yogurt!

Singlemade: lentil stew with cumin
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Lentil stew with cumin à la Golli
Lentil stew with cumin à la Golli
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Moroccan
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
portions
Ingredients
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Moroccan
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
portions
Ingredients
Lentil stew with cumin à la Golli
Instructions
  1. Wash the potatoes, peel them (or don’t) and dice into cubes of about 2 to 3 cm).
  2. Heat some oil in a cooking pot. Peel the onion and cut it into crescents over the pot. Fry for about a minute.
  3. Add the cumin powder and the tomato puree to the onion and briefly let fry to add more flavour.
  4. Then add the lentils, potatoes, water and the bouillon and leave everything to boil under a lid for about 20 minutes until the lentils are done.*
  5. Season to taste with pepper and salt and serve!
Recipe Notes

* The water should have all but evaporated so you’re left with a thick stew. If the lentils need some more time, add some extra water if needed.

Singlemade: lentil stew with cumin

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