Lentils are edible seeds from the legume family. They are a great source of vegetable protein (over 25%) and they are packed with B group vitamins, magnesium, potassium and zinc. They are an excellent source of fibre.
Finally legumes contain magic compounds called phytochemicals. Research exists on the positive impacts of legumes on lowering LDL (bad cholesterol, lowering blood pressure, balancing blood sugar levels and soothing inflammation).
This is a hearty dish and is great for batch cooking. Personally making this a day before and leaving it overnight allows the flavours to further develop!