Indian Spiced Lentil Sandwich Spread

This weekend was quite a busy one… Friday night was my mom’s retirement party and a friend’s 30th birthday party. I had a meeting Saturday morning and then spent a good chunk of the day hanging out with a college friend in Red Wing before heading over to another friend’s house for movie night. Today I had a four hour long feminist activist meeting. It’s been an enjoyable and productive weekend, but I didn’t have a ton of time to cook, so I was glad to have bookmarked this lentil spread some time  ago – it’s perfect for busy days/weekends because it takes very little time to prepare.

Indian Spiced Lentil Sandwich Spread

Inidian Spiced Lentil Sandwich Spread


  • 1 cup cooked lentils, mashed (pink lentils cook very quickly; brown and green take a bit longer)
  • 1/4 cup vegetable stock or broth
  • 4 garlic cloves, pressed
  • 2 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp ground turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Combine all ingredients in a small pan and cook for 5 minutes.

Add as much vegetable stock/broth as you need to get it all to stick together so you can use it on a sandwich. You can eat this warm or chill it. This was delicious with a bit of spicy mustard and spinach on top, but feel free to use whatever suits your fancy.

Source: Adapted from


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