These One Pot 20-minute ALL-NATURAL, LOW FAT homemade lentils for weightloss, energy, and iron with carrots, tomatoes, onions, scallions, bell peppers, cilantro, garlic, pepper, salt and turmeric are the best! The Colombian seasoned lentils are a perfect vegan or vegetarian dish.
Prep Time 8 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Servings 8 people
Calories 402 kcal
- 2 pounds Lentils Dried brown
- 3 half Carrots Halved lengthwise
- 2 half Tomatoes Halved
- 2 half Onions Halved
- 2 whole Scallions Green part too, optional
- 2 cloves Garlic
- 1/2 half Red bell peppers
- 2 sprigs Cilantro
- 2 tsp Salt
- 1/2 tsp Turmeric
- 1/2 tsp Pepper
Place lentils and carrots in the bottom of the pot. Cover with 4 cups of water or enough water to cover ½ inch above the lentils.
Place the rack or the steaming platter over the lentils. Add all the rest of the ingredients except salt on this rack or plate. Close the steam pressure cooker and cook for 8 minutes in medium. Allow the cooker to rest 8 minutes more, closed, and it will let out most of the steam slowly this is called the warm stage.
Remove the vegetables on the steam rack and transfer them to a blender container. Also, remove the carrot from within the lentils and transfer them to the blender with 1 cup of liquid and 1/2 cup of lentils. Add the salt now to the blender too. Blend to puree.
Transfer back to the pot, mix and serve.