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Vegan Lentil Stew

Lentil stew or Ads-b-gebba is one of the frugal vegan recipes in Egypt. Tender lentils in rich tomato sauce very filling and tasty.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Main Course, stew
Cuisine: Arabic, Egyptian, Middle Eastern
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 253.7kcal
Author: Amira


  • 2 cups brown lentils.
  • 1 medium onion- roughly chopped.
  • 2 garlic clove- minced.
  • 3 Tablespoon olive oil.
  • 1 Tablespoon tomato paste .
  • 1 (14 oz) can of tomato sauce.
  • 1/4 cup of water.
  • 1 teaspoon Salt or to taste.
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon coriander.
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper


  • Start by rinsing the lentils very well, put lentils in a deep pot, fill with cold water to cover lentils, add a pinch of salt and bring to a boil.
  • Reduce the heat and let it simmer until almost done, we do not want to completely cook the lentils as it will continue cooking in the tomato sauce later. Drain lentils immediately.
  • In the same pot -as we do not need more cleaning- heat olive oil, saute the chopped onions, then add the garlic.
  • Add tomato sauce, water and tomato paste, simmer for 3-4 minutes then add the lentils and the spices.
  • Continue simmering for more 10 minutes or until lentils are completely done.
  • Serving suggestion: serve topped with avocado slices, chopped onions, cilantro and eat with rice , couscous or crusty bread.


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Calories: 253.7kcal | Carbohydrates: 36.6g | Protein: 11.6g | Fat: 7.7g | Sodium: 497.9mg | Potassium: 351.2mg | Fiber: 13.3g | Sugar: 4.4g | Vitamin A: 10.2IU | Vitamin C: 14.1mg | Calcium: 1.8mg | Iron: 6.1mg