1TbspHomemade West Indian Hot Sauce You can use store bought hot sauce or Tobasco
1/4TspMace or allspice
2TbspMild curry powder
Rinse your lentils and leave in a bowl to one side.Clean and chop all your vegetables and have them on a plate, ready to be used. I love to take a bit of time developing my sauces so having everything to hand = a tasty soulful sauce.
Heat your oil in a pan and add in your onions. Sauté lightly, then add in your garlic, ginger and root turmeric. Cook on a medium to high heat for a few minutes stirring all the time.
Add in your diced carrots and chopped green pepper and continue to stir and cook.
Ensure you have your pint of stock ready. You will need this to help make your sauce.
Now add in your spices with a couple of tablespoons of your stock to help blend and cook your spices.
Pop in the lentils and the rest of your stock. You may need a couple of extra tbsp of water for your stew. Don’t forget to add in some of your hot sauce. I will be putting up my home made hot sauce recipe at some point, so stay tuned.
Simmer for about 20 minutes until all the spices have blended and the sauce is well developed. Do a quick taste test and add a pinch of salt if needed.
Once the stew is ready. I serve mine with some delicious home made bakes. You can also serve on a baked potato or with a spoon of fluffy long grain rice.