World Porridge Day! How to prepare Lentil porridge

How to prepare Lentil porridge

Porridge can actually be made out of anything, as long as you have the right recipe.

Lentils are high in fibre and help in reducing cholesterol levels, hence they are good substitute for beans in making porridge. How to prepare Lentil porridge.

Cooking time

35 minutes

Recipe category

Main dish

Recipe cuisine


Cooking method


Recipe Yield

3 servings


2 cups of lentils 2 large onions (chopped)
Green pepper (chopped) Black pepper
1 cooking spoon palm oil 2 carrots (chopped)
Stock cube Salt to taste


1. Wash lentils with plenty of water and place in a clean pressure pot. Cover with generous water. If you do not have a pressure pot, it will take quite a while to cook the lentils.

2. Add black pepper, stock cube and leave to cook for about 20 minutes.

3. When lentils are soft enough, add chopped carrots, onions and palm oil. Add salt to taste. Cook for another 10 minutes.

4. Add green peppers and cover for another 5 minutes.

5. Stir and turn off heat.

Your lentil porridge is ready! Serve with plantains or fried yams.

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