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Vegan Lentil Chilli

Published Monday, 01 February, 2016 by Kat

Vegan comfort food, rich and filling. / Serves: 3



  • About 200g or 1 cup ready to cook red lentils
  • A can of kidney beans
  • A can of chopped tomatoes
  • generous squirt of tomato purée
  • 1 medium onion
  • 1 large garlic clove
  • 1 teaspoon of cumin
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon or mixed spices
  • Hot chilli powder i put in 2 teaspoons but adjust for your own tastes!
  • olive oil
  • optional - a bell pepper green looks nice!


chop and fry the onion and garlic in some olive oil till golden

add in the cinnamon and cumin and coat the onion and garlic (add pepper now if u want it)

after a minute or so add in the lentils and cook for 2 mins, give it a few stirs to distribute onions and spices evenly

add in chopped tomatoes, a generous squeeze of purée, beans and chilli powder

stir everything well and then add just enough boiling water to cover the lentils, put the lid on the pot and leave it for half an hour or so.

To Serve

I like to serve this with avocado, boiled rice and chopped coriander/cilantro

Some more ideas to serve it with are corn on the cob, potato wedges or you could even put it in burritos or something!

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