Spicy Lentils with tomato and chorizo

O Meu Tempero

Lentils and chorizo are a match made in culinary heaven, as aptly demonstrated by this recipe. The spicy sauage is first sauteed with onion and tomato paste and spiced with cracked cardamom pods and a bit of hot pepper jelly, and then the lentils are added along with some water and allowed to simmer until tender. Avoid overcooking lentils or they will turn mushy. Serve the stew with rice, if desired.


  • 250 dry lentils (grs of)
  • 1 onion
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/4 chorizo
  • 2 tomatoes (ripe)
  • 3 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon chili jam
  • 2 cardamom pods
  • 1 liter water (or meat broth)
  • 1 zucchini
  • salt (to taste)
  • olive oil (to taste)


  1. Let the lentils soak overnight.
  2. In a pot, with a drizzle olive oil, sauté the onion and the chopped garlic.
  3. Add the chorizo ​​to the cubes and let fry.
  4. Then place the chopped tomato free skin and seeds, tomato pulp, chili jam and slightly open cardamom pods.
  5. Add the hot water (to be faster) and boil for and then place the already drained lentils.
  6. Simmer 20 minutes over medium heat.
  7. Season with salt.
  8. Add the zucchini cut into cubes and cook another 10 minutes or so.
  9. Serve hot with basmati rice and track.
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