Lucky Recipes

Smoky Lentil Stew w/ Hard Boiled Eggs

Cooking Time: 45 minutes

Difficulty: Medium

Serves: 2 with leftovers



• 1.5 cups brown or puy lentils

• Thumbnail sized knob of ginger - finely diced

• 1 red onion - dice half of it super fine. And slice the other half into half moons to garnish on top

• Fresh chilli - as much or as little as you like - chopped finely - or you can always use dried chilli flakes

• 5 cloves garlic - chopped finely

• 1 stick celery - sliced super fine (you want to almost melt away into the stew)

• 3 free-range eggs

• 400g chopped tomato (Mutti is best)

• 750ml water

• 2 TBSNS grnd cumin

• 2 TBSNS grd coriander

• 2 heaped TBSNS smoked paprika

• 2 TBSNS fresh lime juice

• 1 TBSN worcestershire sauce

• 2 TBSNS Lucky Taco Chipotle Hot Sauce

• 1 piece of orange peel

• 1 heaped TSPN of cracked black pepper

• Maldon sea salt flakes to taste (we use about 3 generous pinches)

• Handful coriander leaves to garnish

• 2 TBSNS canola oil


• Make sure you have ALL your ingredients laid out before you start. This makes for far less stressful cooking. The French call it: ‘Mise-en-place’ which means ‘putting in place’.

• Place a large frying pan or cast-iron saucepan over medium / high heat. Then add your canola oil.

• Tip in your onions, garlic, chilli, ginger & celery. Turn the heat down to medium. You don’t want to burn your onions or garlic, otherwise the dish will taste bitter. You just want to sauté the veges until they start to soften and turn translucent.

• Now tip in all the dry ground herbs. Keep stirring until fragrant.

• Now you can chuck in ALL remaining ingredients (except for the coriander, eggs & half moon red onions).

• Let it bubble for a few minutes on high heat, and give it a good stir.

• Turn the heat down to a simmer.

• Cover with lid or foil and leave for about 45 minutes or until the lentils are tender.

• While the lentils are groovin', bring a saucepan of water to the boil. Once it's reached a rolling boil, turn off the heat and put the eggs into the water.

• Set your timer for 12 minutes. This will hard boil the eggs. When they're done, take them out of the water to cool. Peel them and cut into quarters.

• After 45 minutes has passed, TASTE the stew. Adjust seasoning to suit your 'buds'. Or add more water and keep cooking if you have to. You can’t really spoil this dish with over-cooking.

• Serve up and garnish with fresh coriander leaves, half moon red onions and quartered hard boil eggs.

• YUM! Super healthy comfort in a bowl.



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