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Bowl of smoky lentil stew on a mat over a marble background

Pressure Cooker Smoky Lentil Stew

This smoky lentil stew is the ultimate cold weather warmer. Simple, healthy & suitable for vegans, this stew takes just 10 minutes in the pressure cooker!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mediterranean
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 393kcal


  • 3 tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 2 Carrots chopped
  • 1 Onion chopped
  • 3 cloves Garlic crushed
  • 2 tablespoon Smoked Paprika
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin
  • 250 g Red Lentils
  • 750 ml Vegetable Stock
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 200 g Kale
  • 1 Lemon juiced
  • Fresh Dill & Coriander to serve
  • Poached Eggs to serve, if desired, leave off for vegan version
  • Greek Yoghurt to serve, leave out for vegan version
  • Nigella Seeds and Chilli Flakes to serve


  • Set your pressure cooker to saute and add the oil. Add the carrots and onion and cook for 5 minutes. Add the garlic followed by the smoked paprika, cumin and lentils and stir to get the lentils completely coated.
  • Add the stock and season with salt and pepper then seal and cook on the stew setting (high pressure) for 10 minutes. Stir through kale, lemon juice and a handful of chopped dill and coriander. Serve topped with yoghurt, nigella seeds and a poached egg if desired.


Nutrition information is an estimate and will vary depending on the exact ingredients used.


Calories: 393kcal | Carbohydrates: 55g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 799mg | Potassium: 1115mg | Fiber: 22g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 12240IU | Vitamin C: 81.6mg | Calcium: 150mg | Iron: 6.9mg