The Greek Cook:Lentils Recipe Video


Preparation Time15 MinCooking Time30 Min
Ready In45 MinDifficulty LevelEasy
Health IndexHealthyServings4
VegetarianMain Ingredient


 Lentils400 Gram
 Onion1 Small, finely chopped
 Olive oil1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Salt To Taste
 Pepper To Taste
 Oregano To Taste
 Tomato puree2 Tablespoon
 Water10 Cup (160 tbs)

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 608 Calories from Fat 249

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 28 g43.3%

Saturated Fat 3.9 g19.5%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 109 mg4.5%

Total Carbohydrates 64 g21.3%

Dietary Fiber 31.3 g125.1%

Sugars 3.7 g

Protein 26 g52.6%

Vitamin A 1.9% Vitamin C 12.7%

Calcium 6.9% Iron 44.4%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1. Boil lentils in water and drain.

2. In a pressure cooker, put boiled lentils and add about 10 cups of fresh water.
3. Stir in chopped onion, olive oil, salt, pepper, oregano, and tomato puree.
4. Cover and cook for 30 minutes or until done. Taste and adjust seasoning if desired.
5. Boil uncovered, if needed to thicken.

6. Serve hot and enjoy!

You can also add 1 cinnamon stick to add flavour.

Editors Review

Lentils are nutritious and can be prepared in many ways to turn out deliciously. Here is a recipe to cook lentils with a few flavorings and which can be had with a simple garnish or alongside breads or rice. Simple pleasure!