Superhero stew

I made this stew for my kids. It contains many of their favorite ingredients. My daughter Emily named it and promises you that it is scrumdiddlyumptuous.


  • 1 red onion
  • 1 yam
  • 1 sweet potato
  • 3 large carrots
  • 300g split red lentils
  • 600ml vegetable stock
  • 1 tin (400g) kidney beans
  • 1 tin (400g) chopped tomatoes
  • tomato paste
  • 2 tsp ground ginger
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 1 bay leaf


Toast the spices. Finely dice the onion and fry with a little olive oil with the spices.

Dice the carrot, yam and sweet potato into approx 1cm cubes and fry with the onion until slightly soft.

Add the lentils, tomatoes, tomato paste and stock.

Simmer for approx 30 mins until the sweet potato is soft.

Drain and add the kidney beans.

Simmer for 15 mins.


With rice. You’ll probably want seconds.