Sprouted lentils are a great source of protein and they’re easier to digest. This delicious Sprouted Lentil Stew recipe has yummy curry flavors!
Cooler weather gets me thinking about comfort foods, and this Sprouted Lentil Stew is one of our family’s favorite fall and winter meals.
It’s insanely cheap to make (around $6 for 2 meals for our family of 4), it’s very filling and it tastes great! Even the girls love it.
I like to sprout the lentils before cooking as they’re easier to digest. It’s best to soak them for at least 6-8 hours.
Soaking is a simple step you can take to make your meal more nutritious. By soaking your lentils (and other beans) first, most of the phytic acid is deactivated and the enzymes and minerals are more readily available for absorption into your body.
Sprouted Lentil Stew
- Soak the lentils in water for around 6-8 hours, or until they start to sprout. You may need to change the water a couple times.
- Rinse the lentils well and cook according to package directions.
- While the lentils are cooking, sauté the potato and carrots over medium heat until they’re soft. I do this in my 7-quart cast iron dutch oven since that’s what I make the stew in.
- Add the onion and cook for 2 minutes, then add the garlic and cook for another minute.
- Add the chicken stock and curry powder and bring to a boil.
- Add the lentils and cook until most of the liquid is absorbed, around 20 minutes.