• Difficulty Easy


This dish is both kid and freezer friendly – make a double batch for those nights when you need dinner on the table in a hurry. 

Serves 4

Cooking time: 25 minutes



1 tbs olive oil*

2 garlic cloves, grated

1 small onion, grated

1 tsp ground cumin

1/2 tsp ground coriander

1/2 tsp turmeric

1 cup dried red lentils, rinsed*

3 cups reduced salt vegetable* or chicken stock

1 tbs no added salt tomato paste

1/2 cup pumpkin, diced

1/2 cup frozen peas*

1/2 cup sweet corn (fresh or frozen)

White or brown rice, to serve


*Products available with the Heart Foundation Tick. Remember all fresh fruit and vegetables automatically qualify for the Tick.



  1. Heat olive oil in a large saucepan and sauté garlic and onion for 2 minutes.
  2. Add cumin, coriander and turmeric chilli, and cook for 1 minute. Add lentils, stock, tomato paste and pumpkin; bring to the boil.
  3. Reduce heat to simmer and cook for 15 minutes.
  4. Add peas and corn and cook for an additional 5 minutes.
  5. Serve with steamed rice.


Recipe and image provided courtesy of the Heart Foundation’s Mums United. Helping Australian families take small, easy steps towards a healthier lifestyle and a healthy weight.




  • oh yum. i hope my son would like it too… yayyy


  • kid freindly lentel stew


  • yummmm cant wait


  • oh yes! this looks very hearty! thank you


  • Kid friendly lentil stew looks good


  • Thanks for sharing this recipe. I love lentils and I am looking forward to making this yummy sounding recipe. It looks so good!

    • I love this recipe and it is such a good staple food and meal.


  • Great recipe, need to try this while it is still cold outside


  • Always after another lentil recipe, I’m in :)


  • Kid friendly? Easy? I’m in!


  • looks delicious, thanks for sharing


  • Great to find a freezable recipe, Thankyou


  • this looks good thanks for sharing


  • This soup sounds like it would be so full of flavour and goodness. My only problem is that I’m not a fan of coriander, so do you think it would be o.k. to use parsley instead? With some toasted sandwiches or cheese on toast it would be a great warming meal.

    • We are not huge fans of coriander either, I usually substitute it for parsley and recipe always turns out great.


  • My youngest daughter adores her veges and grains, definitely making a batch up to try!


  • another great recipe for me to make for my grand daughter


  • Lentils are really good for you. This is an excellent recipe for getting kids to eat lentils. One can even blend the soup so that it is a smooth texture. This way the kids will not know that there are lentils in the soup!!


  • Double batch coming up. One for dinner, one for the freezer.


  • I serve up a lentil potato pie which the kids love


  • I myself have never been a fan of the legume family


  • this does sound kid friendly, but not sure if my kids would eat it


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