Lentil Recipes

Curried Lentil Pâté recipe

This flavourful curried lentil vegetarian pâté is perfect for serving with pitta triangles, crackers or melba toast. Serve it with a cool herbed yoghurt dip and a big green salad.


  • 175g red lentils
  • 600ml chicken stock (or vegetarian stock)
  • 1 onion
  • 1 tbsp. curry powder
  • 1 tsp. each ground cumin and cayenne pepper
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tbsp. oil

Method of Preparation:

  1. Dice the onion. Put the lentils, stock and onion in a saucepan. Simmer for 25-35 minutes until soft, then puree in a food processor with the onion.

  2. Heat a frying pan over a medium heat. Add the curry powder and ground cumin until fragrant. Add the cayenne, garlic cloves and oil. Stir to combine. Cook for another minute.

  3. Pour the spice mixture into the lentils, blend once more and then spoon into a bowl or ramekin to serve.

Try adding a fresh chilli or even some ginger. A little soy sauce would also add loads of flavour. Recipe serves 8.

Author: Laura Young.

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175gabout 6 oz (6.172775 oz based on 0.035273 ounces in a gram)
600mlabout 2 ½ cups (2.536 cups based on 236.59 mililitres in a US cup)


Published: March 19, 2012
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