Smokey Cauliflower & Lentil Stew

I’m so excited to get my mits on all the lovely autumnal veg so I can make lots of new soups, stews and curry recipes. 
My absolute favourite things to eat, so there will be lots deliciousness coming your way.

This one is a beautifully warming and smokey stew with cauliflower & red lentils and lots of spices. I like to stir a little coconut yogurt in for creaminess but this is entirely optional. 

Top with tahini dressing and and lots of coriander. Plus some chucks of bread or flatbread – delicious!!
Enjoy xxx

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  2-4 servings
  15 minutes preparation time
  30 minutes cook time


  • 1 onion roughly chopped 
  • 2 tbsp olive oil 
  • 2 carrots chopped into small dice 
  • 4 cloves garlic sliced
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds 
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika 
  • 1/2 tsp ground coriander 
  • 1/2 tsp chilli flakes 
  • 150g cherry tomatoes sliced 
  • 1/2 cauliflower cut into small florets 
  • 825ml veg stock 
  • 150g red lentils rinsed
  • 1 tbsp tomato purée 
  • 1 tsp vegan Worcester sauce 
  • 1 tsp tamari 
  • 1 tbsp coconut yogurt or cream – optional 
Tahini dressing; 
  • 2 tbsp tahini 
  • Juice 1 lemon
  • Pinch sea salt 
  • Splash water 
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 


  1. In a large saucepan, fry the onion with the olive oil on a medium heat until soft and browning. 
  2. Now add the carrots and garlic and fry for a further 2-3 minutes. Add in the spices and fry for a minute or so.
  3. Now the cauliflower, cherry tomatoes and fry for a further 2 minutes.
  4. Add in the stock and lentils plus the tomato purée, tamari and Worcester sauce 
  5. Cover and simmer on a low to medium heat for 15 minutes or until the lentils and cauliflower are tender. 
  6. Stir in the coconut yogurt if desired. 
To make the dressing; 
  1. Add all the ingredients to a mini chopper and blitz until creamy. 
To serve; 
  1. Spoon the stew into bowls and drizzle with the tahini dressing. 

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  1. Elena on September 25, 2019 at 2:52 pm

    I want to eat this every day until spring, it looks delicious!

    • Niki on September 26, 2019 at 2:23 pm

      Brilliant! So happy you like Elena xx

  2. Dot on October 1, 2019 at 8:57 pm

    Really yummy despite my idiotic cockup of adding tahini instead tamari… 🙈🙈
    But definitely will be cooking it again ☺

    • Niki on October 3, 2019 at 5:22 pm

      Oh no!
      Sure it was still good though?
      Niki xx

  3. Hrelate on October 3, 2019 at 8:15 am

    Delicious it looks! I like to eat Smokey Cauliflower & Lentil Stew. I make this recipe every Sunday.

    • Niki on October 3, 2019 at 5:22 pm

      Amazing! So happy you like xx

  4. Sara K P on October 7, 2019 at 7:07 pm

    A is making it for the second time now – and this time we have cauliflower!

    • Niki on October 21, 2019 at 4:57 am

      Amazing! Did you like?
      Niki xxx

  5. Joy Kirk on October 13, 2019 at 6:37 pm

    Made this tonight! Absolutely fantastic! So much flavour and the tahini dressing was amazing!

    • Niki on October 21, 2019 at 4:56 am

      Brilliant, so happy you like Joy xxx

  6. Becky on October 15, 2019 at 9:21 am

    Just made this! I used purple cauliflower instead of normal for extra colour. Very excited to try this for my lunch 🙂 smells delish.

    • Niki on October 21, 2019 at 4:56 am

      Fantastic! Hope you enjoy xxx

  7. Rhiannon on October 18, 2019 at 12:00 pm

    Can you also cook this using a slow cooker? If so, how long would you recommend cooking it for? 🙂

    Many thanks

    • Niki on October 21, 2019 at 4:56 am

      Hi Rhiannon
      I haven’t tried, but I would imagine with more water.
      Let me know!
      Niki xxx

  8. Debby Hitchmough on October 21, 2019 at 9:45 pm

    Hi Nikki made this tonight, was delicious and lovely comfort food.
    Made flatbreads with organic chickpea and Wholemeal organic wheat flour 2/3 to 1/3 proportions. Also had some mango chutney on the side too. Great midweek supper! Thanks for the recipe!!! Xxx

    • Niki on October 26, 2019 at 9:11 am

      That sounds absolutely perfect Debby.
      So happy you like
      Niki xxx

  9. Debora on October 27, 2019 at 10:14 am

    Mmmmm, this is going to be tried this week! Any ideas how many calories? I can’t imagine there’s that many! Thank you.

    • Niki on November 2, 2019 at 11:46 am

      Hi Debora
      Im afraid I don’t calculate but I don’t believe its high. Plus packed with healthy ingredients.

      Niki xxx

  10. Gilda on November 4, 2019 at 1:58 am

    I made this and I cannot stop eating it!! I have to make more more more!

    • Niki on November 4, 2019 at 7:22 pm

      Hi Gilda
      Fantastic news!
      So happy xxx

  11. Sue Doshi on November 10, 2019 at 7:44 pm

    Just made this swapped parsnips for the carrots and didn’t have any tamari so that was omitted. Really tasty winter comfort food yummy

    • Niki on November 11, 2019 at 5:00 pm

      Nice additions!
      Glad you enjoyed.
      Niki xxx

  12. Candice on November 16, 2019 at 7:17 pm

    We loved this! Delicious the first day and as leftovers!

    • Niki on November 18, 2019 at 4:13 pm

      So happy to hear Candice!
      Niki xxx

  13. Carol wilson on March 7, 2020 at 6:32 pm

    I made this over new year for my veggie friends – the carnivores loved it too. Firm favourite in our house now. Thank you.

    • Niki on March 8, 2020 at 7:50 pm

      So happy to hear that Carol!
      Niki xxx

  14. Jinka on March 29, 2020 at 1:44 pm

    Making tonight. Are the lentils tinned?

    • Niki on March 29, 2020 at 2:21 pm

      I used fresh but tinned is also good.. add a bit less liquid is your do.
      Much love
      Niki xxx

  15. Helen on April 2, 2020 at 12:36 pm

    Just wondering if there is an alternative to the Worcestershire sauce? Thanks!

    • Niki on April 2, 2020 at 3:47 pm

      Hi Helen
      You can use a little Tamari or just leave it out.
      Much love
      Niki xxx

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