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Lentils with chorizo

This dish is my little daughter's favorite. Whenever you ask her: what do you want for dinner? She answers: “lentils".

The truth is that we all like them a lot and once a week, at the very least, I do them.

Before having the Thermomix I also made them in the pot, but since I make them in this wonderful robot I like them much more. They are made slowly and are perfect, whole. Since at the beginning we peel and mash the vegetables, we only find the lentils and potatoes, that's why the children that they do not like to find the vegetables, they take them perfectly. In case you don't have a peeler yet, here is one at a good price:

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Another option is, once the lentils with Thermomix, make them puree and it is also very rich.

Before starting to make the lentils with chorizo ​​in Thermomix, I put them in remojo one or two hours.

Equivalences with TM21

thermomix equivalences

Lentils are one of the typical and classic dishes. So, just by saying these two adjectives about them, we know that our weekly menus cannot be missing. They are perfect for the harsh and cold days of winter, although at other times they can also be consumed. Do you want to know how to prepare delicious lentils?

How to make lentils in Thermomix

Making lentils in Thermomix is ​​very comfortable, as easy as adding all the ingredients and programming 45 minutes, 100º, spoon speed, left turn. Of course, the success as always in this type of recipes will be in using very good quality ingredients.

Prepare them without soaking

One of the drawbacks of legume dishes is that we have to think about them a little in advance and planning, since we must have the legume soaked the day before.

However, for lentils we can use the pardina lentil variety, which are the smallest, that we can cook them directly, without soaking. The time will be about 45 or 60 minutes, according to your taste, but they will be al dente and they will be very tasty.

But, if you can, the ideal is to let them soak a couple of hours before, so they will be a little softer.

With pot lentils

And, of course, an express solution of those that we like so much because they save our lives in a matter of minutes. If you want to prepare a quick drink, in 20 minutes we will have some delicious lentilss.

For that, we will use pot lentils, which are already cooked. We drain them and add them to the thermomix glass together with the ingredients that we want to use. Of course, the amount of water must be less than with the traditional preparation, since the cooking time will be less. So just covering them lightly will be more than enough.

Be careful, if we are going to use raw meats, we must use them already cooked previously because with only 20 minutes of cooking they would be raw. I recommend using sausage or smoked bacon already cooked or butcher sausages.

How to prepare a lentil stew

The key ingredients for a good lentil stew are of two types: meats and vegetables.

For meats we can use chorizo, bacon, sausages, ribs or blood sausage. There are also those who use chicken. Be careful if any of them are salted, so that we can remove them beforehand.

And as vegetables we also have infinite possibilities: potato, carrots, turnip greens, chard, spinach, red pepper and green pepper, leek, celery, diced tomato, fried tomato… whatever you like the most!

In the end, it is about making a good stew, with the best ingredients and those that we like the most, those that we have more hand or those that are in season.

How to make lentils with chorizo ​​in a pot

Lentils with chorizo

The making of the classics lentils with chorizo, it does not have any complications. In addition, we are going to use a regular pot, so you can choose an express pot and it will take you much less time in the kitchen. Everyone can freely choose their type of pot!

Similarly, the result will be more than perfect. Of course, remember that the so-called brown lentil is always better. This does not need to be soaked. Otherwise, the night before it is advisable to soak the lentils with plenty of water. The Ingredients that we mark below are for about two people, so, if you are more at home, you will only have to double. Shall we get down to work?

  • First of all, let's take 225 lentils gr in the chosen pot.
  • Cut an onion and four garlic cloves into small pieces. We also add them to the pot with a little olive oil.
  • Now, we need to incorporate the chorizo ​​into our lentils. Cut them into not very thick pieces. For two people you can add 100 grams of chorizo.
  • To all this, we are going to add four glasses of cold water. This has to cover well everything that we have added to our pot. A little salt, sweet paprika and you can finish it with a pinch of oregano.
  • If you have chosen pressure cooker, let it boil. Once this happens, cover and close it keeping it in position 2. Then, you will cook for about 9 minutes, approximately. Remember that before opening the lid again, you have to remove pressure so as not to burn yourself.
  • We can uncover traditional pots whenever we want, although always with care. We stir from time to time until the lentils are perfect. More or less, about half an hour in total.
  • Place some bay leaves, with the fire already off and cover again, letting it rest.

This is one of the basic recipes and that have the chorizo ​​as the main protagonist. In this way the flavor that it leaves us is the most special. We will make the most of each spoonful. Of course, if you want to innovate and try some variations of the recipe itself, you just have to discover what follows. Which one will you do first?

Other recipes for lentils with chorizo

We are lucky that a plate like this, admits different variations. In this way, for some, the chorizo ​​will be one of the essentials, but perhaps other people prefer a little vegetables in the lentils. If there are many tastes, there must also be many variations. Only in this way, we will fulfill the taste of each member of the family.

Lentils with chorizo ​​and blood sausage

Lentils with chorizo ​​and blood sausage

Blood sausage is another of the sausages, which will give a special touch to dishes like this one. The lentils with chorizo ​​and blood sausage is another of the basic ideas to take into account. Although we know that by itself it already has that flavor of salt, onion and various spices such as paprika or oregano ... imagine how much it can contribute to our star dish!

The steps to follow to prepare the lentils with blood sausage They are similar to the previous ones that we have mentioned. Simply, in this case, the blood sausage will be added when we add the chorizo. To get all the juice out of it, it is always preferable to also cut it into pieces and puncture them a little. There are many people who, once they see how the blood sausage is cooked, they remove it from the lentils and serve it on the plate, once the cooking is finished. It all depends on taste. I always leave it in the pot, just like the chorizo. The best thing so that it does not fall apart too much, is to cook over low heat.

Lentils with vegetables and chorizo

Lentils with vegetables and chorizo

Lentils alone have a high energy and healthy food index. So, imagine if we also added a few vegetables to it. Ok, yes, low in calories you cannot say that it is a dish like this, because the chorizo ​​increases them. Although healthy and basic it can be considered anyway. How do I make a plate of lentils with vegetables and chorizo?.

  • First, we are going to place a pot on the fire with a drizzle of olive oil.
  • In it, we will add finely chopped onion and garlic.
  • In addition, we have to integrate two carrots, also cut into small pieces and half a red pepper and another half of the green one.
  • We have to brown everything well, leaving about 5 minutes, approximately on the fire.
  • After this time, we will cut and peel three small tomatoes.
  • Finally, we add the lentils with the chorizo, as well as the water. Season to taste and let it cook slowly.

If you prefer, here we show you how to cook lentils with vegetables with thermomix.

Lentils with chorizo ​​and potatoes

In this case, in addition to the chorizo, we are going to add some potatoes. We know that potatoes are one of those basic ingredients in our kitchen. One of the healthiest ways to consume them is cooked or baked. Just one medium-sized potato, cooked, is said to have less than 30 calories. So ... what are we waiting to introduce them into our lentils?

To make some lentils with chorizo ​​and potatoes, we have to take into account the cooking time of the latter. We do not want them to fall apart too much, but to remain compact but soft. Sometimes it seems like a challenge to achieve it, but it is easier than we can imagine. The best way to achieve this is to start our preparation of the lentils, as we have been commenting on. Once the pot boils, then we can add the potatoes cut into not very fine pieces. As a general rule and using the most traditional way of cooking, in just over half an hour our stew with potatoes.

Lentils with chorizo ​​and ham

In this case, to add the most spicy and salty taste, we are going to make some lentils with chorizo ​​and ham. The latter is one of those exquisite dishes that we have in our gastronomy. Alone or accompanied, it is always perfect to be tasted.

In this case, to add to the lentils, you will be served about 100 grams of ham. You can buy it already cut into cubes, which is always faster and easier. In addition, so that it does not go too much or dry out, remember to add it about 10 minutes before finishing cooking. It is always better to let the flavor integrate, but keeping the texture of this type of meat. Of course, we advise you not to season before adding this ingredient, because we know that it will provide an extra touch of salt.

Properties of lentils


Lentils have great properties for our health. One of them is that they are packed with protein. Something basic in any diet worth its salt. In addition, as we have seen, we can always make them with several ingredients and even alone, for those people who do not want to add more calories to the dish in question.

In addition, they have so-called slow absorption carbohydrates, as well as a large amount of fiber. The folic acid it is very present in them. It is vital for women who are pregnant or planning a pregnancy in the next few months, thus, it is also perfect for improving blood circulation.

As for the Vitamins you have to know that those of group B will be found. This group is perfect to keep our metabolism in check, as well as to improve the nervous system. In fact, it is said that a lack of these vitamins can trigger depression or anxiety. The minerals found in lentils they are potassium, magnesium and calcium. So, with all this, not only our body itself will thank us, but also our hair, skin and nails. Lentils will give them more vitality. What to wait to prepare them?

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  1.   marisa said

    I have thermomix- 21, I put the lentils the butterfly at speed 1 is fine

    1.    Elena said

      I think so, Marisa. Try to see how it goes. As you say it seems to me that they will fit you very well. All the best.

  2.   ROCIO said


    1.    Elena said

      Hello Rocio. For white beans see the recipe for "White beans with chorizo". They are delicious. All the best.

  3.   Ruth said

    Hello Elena, a question, do I have to put the butterfly at some point?
    It is that I did not seem to see it but as Marisa says that he puts it I have been left in doubt.
    I await your comments
    A hug and thank you

    I love your website by the way !!!!!!!

    1.    Elena said

      Hello Ruth, I do not put the butterfly. With the left turn and spoon speed they are perfect.
      Thank you very much for seeing us.

  4.   Ruth said

    Thank you very much Elena. I will try it this weekend. Yesterday I bought all the ingredients for several of your recipes. So this weekend I get on with it.
    You really do a wonderful job, congratulations!

  5.   Cristina said

    Hi there! I would ask you a favor and it is that you put for how many diners gives the amount of each dish that you make with the thermomix, since I do not know if it is for two or 4 and I always do more ...
    Greetings, I hope not to disturb.

    1.    Elena said

      Hello Cristina, this particular recipe is for 4 people. You're right, at first we didn't put it on, but we've been putting it on for a long time. If you have any questions about another recipe, please do not hesitate to ask us and of course it is not a bother. Thank you very much for watching and following us. All the best.

  6.   Chari said

    Good afternoon girls, I make a small contribution to those who take care of the line a little and look not to throw the choricillo. In this case I change the sweet paprika for the chorizo ​​paprika in the same quantity. So it gives the flavor but the goo remains. I don't usually find it easily in department stores, but if you go to an herbalist they will surely have it. A kiss to all and I hope it helps you. Ciao !!!

    1.    Elena said

      Thank you very much Chari. I'll look it up and try it. All the best.

  7.   chus said

    A question. If I want to make this recipe for 6-8 people, do I have to double the number of lentils? but …. water no longer fits. Is it preferable that I do it twice? Thanks!

    1.    Elena said

      Hi Chus, it is better to do it in two times. They are delicious with the amounts of the recipe and as it does not go more, if you need double the amount you have to do it again. All the best.

      1.    chus said

        Elena, if I want to add a little marinated rib, to avoid making a second course, when do I add it?

        1.    Elena said

          Hello Chus, when we shred the vegetables instead of programming 10 minutes, you program 5 minutes, add the ribs and program the remaining 5 minutes. The rest of the recipe is the same. I hope you like it. All the best.

  8.   sylvia said

    Hello, I just made the pardina lentils with the amounts you put in and they have come out super watery, why has that happened to me?

  9.   sylvia said

    I forgot !! is more I have put 420 grams of lentils

    1.    Elena said

      I don't know, Sylvia. They are perfect for me with 300 gr. of lentils and with the cooking time the water evaporates. I like soups and that's why with 300 gr. They stay the way we like them, with the potato the broth makes them fatter. Try with less water, fill the glass to the ante-last mark. All the best.

  10.   maria said

    Lentils were something that never came out well for me, but with this recipe they are a success at home, even without the chorizo. Thankssssssssss.A kiss

    1.    Elena said

      Thank you for seeing us, Maria. I'm so glad you liked it. All the best.

  11.   Ana Belen said

    Hello girls, you are great, I love your recipes, a doubt when you indicate that you put the basket instead of the cup, do you mean the basket that is used for rice? there are. Well a kiss, pretty girls ...

  12.   Silvia said

    Are the lentils that you add from the pot or the kind that you have to soak in?
    Thanks a lot!

  13.   Silvia said

    Sorry, I've already seen it soak. The cooking time if they are from a pot is the same?

    Thanks !!

    1.    Elena said

      Hello Silvia. If the lentils are canned, you have to reduce the time a lot, since they are already cooked. I think once you add the lentils in 15 minutes they will be done. All the best.

      1.    Merche said

        Hello everyone, it is the first time that I write and first of all I want to thank you for what you do with this blog because of course it is… ..there are no words. I have had the tm 31 for just a month and I have made several recipes that you have published. I have even encouraged some friends who had it for some years to make more than cakes and pastries. It is not very clear to me what the lentils (or any other legume) at the time of cooking since I usually use them as a pot, so to save time, especially before having ta tm. I wanted to see if you could explain to me a little about the times and what is the basket and the goblet. To understand it myself: the basket is where the pasta is cooked and you have to put it on top of the th ??? and the goblet is transparent ?????????????? sorry for the question, but if not, I don't know. THANK YOU SO MUCH

        1.    Elena said

          Hello Merche, you do not have to put the transparent cup on it and so that it does not splash you place the basket on top of the lid. This way it evaporates better and does not splash you. As for the legumes, the truth is that they are perfect, but this recipe for lentils is with natural lentils, uncooked. Greetings and thank you very much for seeing us.

  14.   Pink said

    They are delicious!!! I have done them this noon and they have come out great! Thank you very much for your recipes, you don't know how much you are helping me ...

    A greeting.

    1.    Elena said

      Thank you for seeing us, Rosa.

  15.   Suzanne said

    the lentils are delicious ... I have loved them and from now on I am going to prepare them like this. Thank you for the recipe..

    1.    Silvia said

      I'm glad you liked Susana, thank you for following our page.
      All the best

  16.   Raphael Martinez Castellano said

    You just got me out of a great disappointment, after trying several times to make lentils with tmx, I finally succeeded, thanks to you.
    Sometimes soup other times pure, today I have come out of the book, with your recipe.
    The one that had stewed lentils did not come out, they have come out delicious !!.
    What I have added has been half an onion since it is very healthy and I like its flavor.
    I have removed a thorn stuck in my heart, because I love lentils.
    Thank you very much, Happy New Year 2011

    1.    Silvia said

      How good Rafael !! I am glad that you will finally succeed with this recipe. The truth is that until one manages to find the point of a recipe that is badly passed.
      All the best

    2.    Elena said

      I'm glad, Rafael! Thank you very much for seeing us and Happy 2011!

  17.   Patricia said

    Hello girls !! It is the first time that I make real food with the thermomix! all he had made before were cakes, desserts, and snacks. But today I made some lentils !! to be the first, they are very good. Thank you very much for what you do

    1.    Elena said

      I'm glad you liked them, Patricia! All the best.

  18.   maria said

    I just made the lentjas and they are very, very good, all whole and the thick broth, as I like them. Let's see what my husband and my son think when they come to lunch. I'll tell you about it.
    Until today I had not dared to make them in th, but seeing that your recipes have come out all the ones that I have done very well, I have decided to try.
    And to think that before I met you most of the days what I did with the th was to dust it off.

    1.    Elena said

      I hope you like them, Maria! You will tell me. Greetings and thank you very much for seeing us.

  19.   maria said

    Confirmed, they have come out great. Starting today I make them in th whenever they come out better. Thank you for these recipes that help us so much. Chao.

    1.    Elena said

      I'm glad, Maria! Greetings and thank you very much.

  20.   Tue said

    Hello ... I have the T21 thermomix, but since I don't have the book, I don't know how to do anything, and also I don't really understand how it works, I wanted to ask if the T31 book is worth it, if I have it, and what is a left turn ...

    1.    Elena said

      Hello Mar, yes, you just have to keep a few things in mind. When it says turn to the left, you have to put the butterfly and vel. 1. If you have any further questions, let us know and we will clarify it for you. But above all, take heart that you can adapt all the recipes. All the best.

  21.   Sweet said

    Excuse me but I can't quite understand about the basket. Why do you do it? I would like to take this opportunity to thank you again for these delicious recipes. A greeting.

    1.    Elena said

      Hello Sweet, if we remove the cup and place the basket, it evaporates faster and the sauce is a little thicker. Greetings and thank you very much for seeing us.

  22.   Sandra said

    I would like to add rice to the lentils, I am used to eating them with rice, and I don't know how much to put and when so that they are not too thick. The truth is that we like them a little soupy.
    Thank you very much for your help!

    1.    Elena said

      Hi Sandra, look at the recipe for "lentils with rice and chicken sausages." I put the link: http://www.thermorecetas.com/2010/11/09/Recetas-Thermomix-Lentejas-con-arroz-y-salchichas-de-pollo/
      A greeting.

  23.   gem said

    Great !! everything as it comes in the recipe !! we have loved them and I think I will not make them in a pot again. Congratulations on the recipe! Greetings and kisses.

    1.    Elena said

      I'm glad you liked them! The truth is that they are at their point. All the best.

  24.   conchi said

    Hello Elena! Today I have prepared the lentils and they have come out delicious. I had another recipe but I like it better how they are with this one, although I think I have gone too far with the water and there was a lot of broth but I threw a little and that's it. I really like your blog.

    1.    Elena said

      I'm glad you liked them, Conchi! Greetings and thank you very much for seeing us.

  25.   Marien said

    Delicious, girls! Soupy but at the right point, not at all watered down, well cooked, fast and very easy. You can not ask for more. Thank you as always

    1.    Elena said

      I'm glad you liked them, Marién !. All the best.

  26.   Toñy said

    Hi! I have the TM21 and I have made this recipe, I do not like lentils but they really have enchanted them with great flavor, only that they have become thick and almost pure they have been discarded, I put the butterfly, but I did not understand it well why with the butterfly how does it get? Please help me because the taste is wonderful.

    1.    Elena said

      Hello Toñy, I think it is a matter of taste because I just answered a girl who says that they were soupy and others say that they are perfect and just right. The basket is placed on top of the lid. We remove the cup and so that it does not splash on us, we place the basket and thus it evaporates better. They fit me as you see in the photo and they do not fall apart, I suppose that will depend on the type and brand of lentils. All the best.

      1.    Toñy said

        Thank you very much for your answer, I think it will be for the lentils too, I will try the pardinas ... What do you say ... Thank you very much again and congratulations on the page really ...

  27.   mariajose68 said

    Hello, I have made the lentils and they taste great but they have come out very soupy I have used pardina lentils, it has something to do with that, thanks

    1.    Elena said

      Hi Mariajose68, I also use pardin lentils, but I think it's a matter of taste. We like small soups and because of the comments on the recipe there are people who find them perfect and others even too thick. I think so many differences are due to the tastes of each one. All the best.

  28.   Maite said

    Hello! On Saturday I made the lentils, they came out a bit thick and the potatoes fell apart, is it possible that the dice were cutting them a bit small? And that's why it thickens me .. Thank you! By the way, they came out really good in flavor!

    1.    Elena said

      Hello Maite, if the potato falls apart a lot, it makes them thicker. It is better to add the potato in slightly large pieces and you can also add a little more water. All the best.

  29.   Marta34 said


    the weight of the lentils is before soaking or after soaking?
    Thank you

    1.    Elena said

      Hello Marta34, it is after putting them to soak. All the best.

  30.   Marta34 said

    Can it be made with another type of lentils?
    Thank you

    1.    Elena said

      Hello Marta 34, you can use the one you like the most. I always use the brown lentils, which is the one we like the most. All the best.

  31.   Easter said

    Mmmmmm, delicious ... today I tried with this recipe and it will not be the last time I make them ... because in a jiffy I had some great lentils ... and I didn't add the chorizo ​​(because I didn't have it, of course). a little bit of sweet paprika and a little bit of the spicy one (to fool them a bit) hehe ... the potato has also fallen apart, next time I will add them a little later, let's see what ... I am in favor of making the recipes as is You put it on ... but then you can make them to your liking if you consider that something is left over or is missing because that already goes in tastes ... congratulations girls ...

    1.    Elena said

      I'm glad, Pascu !. The good thing about recipes is that we can adapt them to our liking. All the best.

  32.   beatriz said

    I've been using the TM31 for a week I want to congratulate you, the lentils are great, I'm going to make the meatloaf to see how it goes

    1.    Elena said

      I'm glad you liked them, Beatriz! All the best.

  33.   Sun said

    The lentils are very good today I have made them for the first time in the thermomix, although I have it 2 years ago it is now when I am starting to use it, the purchase coincided with a change in work and the adaptation of the two things was a bit complicated for me, Well what was going on, the lentils are very good, we will repeat, I love the blog.

    1.    Elena said

      I'm glad you like it, Sole!

  34.   Lourdes said

    Girls, what a success with lentils! I made them last Saturday, my little one ate a dish that I don't even tell you about and my husband, who is a bit "special" to eat, loved them, so I'll repeat them for sure.

    1.    Elena said

      I'm very happy, Lourdes! It is my little daughter's favorite dish and in this way she loves them. All the best.

  35.   Maribel said

    Hello. I wanted to ask you a question. I made the lentils the other day and they came out really thick. I have read the comments in case it solved my doubt and it did not bother you and I have seen that the weight of the lentils is after being soaked (that is how they were left to me, that I weighed them dry, you can get an idea). My question is how do I calculate the amount of dry lentils to get that weight once they have been soaked.
    Thank you very much for your attention, you have a lot of patience.
    A kiss.

    1.    Elena said

      Hello Maribel, the truth is that I already have it calculated by eye, but I have never weighed them dry. Next time I hope to remember and weigh them dry to put it in the recipe. Kisses and thank you very much for seeing us.

  36.   peace said

    Uhhhhh at home is a dish that they love (even children) but I always made them in the pressure cooker, but the truth is that these are very goodiiiiiiiiiiiisimas. Thanks for your recipes.

    1.    Elena said

      Thank you very much Paz !. I'm glad you like them. All the best.

  37.   carmen said

    tomorrow I'll make the lentils how much I have to put for 2 people

    1.    Elena said

      Hello Carmen, I think that with half the ingredients it will be fine. All the best.

  38.   Eva said

    Hello, I had been with the thermomix for a long time, but I did little things, but since I discovered your blog, I am encouraged. One question for this recipe for lentils, at my mother's house lentils have always been made with rice, when would I have to add the rice?

    1.    Mayra Fernandez Joglar said

      Hello Eva:

      add the rice after 25 minutes, with about 20 minutes of cooking at 100º it will be enough for the rice to be cooked.


  39.   maria said

    I have the Thermomix 21 and have never made chickpeas or beans. Looking at the recipes that you publish, I verify that you always put pot chickpeas. Can't they be soaked? Thanks in advance for the answer

    1.    Silvia said

      Yes, Marisa, but it is simply due to lack of time that the boat is more comfortable for us and because the time is better calculated without being hard.

      1.    maria said

        Thanks for the clarification, but I would like you to tell me the approximate cooking times that the soaked legumes have. Thanks again.

  40.   joseram said

    Hello Sivia, a little question, do you put the lentils in water beforehand or is it not necessary? I have heard that there are people who do not. THANK YOU

  41.   loneliness said

    Hello today I have released the thermomix I have made lentils as the book says it has come out good in flavor but very thick, I have added a little more water and when I have separated it from below it was pure, I have not put the butterfly in the book He does not put it

    1.    Virtues said

      Did you put spoon speed? I love lentils, but they are very damn to cook ...

  42.   drink said


    1.    Virtues said

      Hello Bea, it means that instead of poenr the cup, we put the basket ...
      You will see how little by little you are getting the trick

  43.   Lucy said

    Yesterday I made the recipe and they taste great but a doubt arose. I weighed the lentils before soaking them and when I put them in to cook they weighed twice as much.
    Out of fear I don't ehce all of them, and for my taste they are a little runny. According to the recipe, when will you weigh the lentils, before or after putting them in water.
    Thank you very much for your help

    1.    Irene Thermorecetas said

      Hello Lucy, you have to weigh them dry. When you've soaked them, they've hydrated and absorbed water, that's why they weigh twice, actually doubled in size. They were a little runny because you didn't add them all. One way to solve it would have been to leave them at Varoma temperature, without the beaker, for about 5-10 minutes, so the water would have evaporated a little. Thank you! Do them again and tell us how it was.

  44.   SOL said

    I have wanted to write for a long time to thank you for the recipes and in particular this one I do soooo much. Sometimes I add a green pepper to increase the intake of vegetables and since they are crushed, nobody sets anything aside.
    I put 250 of lentils to soak and about 30 minutes of time. Sometimes I add a fillet in chunks so that the dish serves as a unique dish.
    I said delicious. Thanks and best regards

  45.   marivi36 said

    Sorry girls but you just completely screwed me 🙂

    Reading in the comments to know if the weight of the lentils are soaked or dry I find that:
    Elena on March 5, 2011 and with allusions on May 25, 2011 says that the weight of the lentils is in SOAK
    Irene in her comment of January 18, 2012 says that the weight of the lentils is DRY

    Dry or soak? Is that things change a lot
    How do the others do it?
    I advise adding this note in the recipe

    Thank you
    Pd.- Let's see if with a bit of luck you can answer me because today I am going to try again since I never get lentils well

    1.    Irene Thermorecetas said

      Hello Marivi, I still think that the weight of the lentils must be done BEFORE soaking them and if not, look at Elena's new blog, who has just uploaded the stewed lentil recipe: http://www.misthermorecetas.com/2012/02/01/lentejas-estofadas/

      I hope I have clarified for you!

  46.   dew said

    I just wanted to thank you for the blog. Since I saw it, I use my Thx a lot more. Ah the lentils are delicious. I no longer use the pot to make them

    1.    Irene Thermorecetas said

      Thanks Rocío! That's what it's all about, that we all get more out of our TMX. Lentils are one of my favorite dishes, so I understand you phenomenally. Thanks for following us!

  47.   Emma said

    Great, identical to the one in the photo and that I made half of the ingredients and at my house there are only two of us. Thanks for these wonderful recipes.

    1.    Irene Thermorecetas said

      Thank you for following us Emma! I am very glad that they have fit you so well. Congratulations to the chef!

  48.   Mayte said

    Hello girls. First of all I have to congratulate you on the blog. It was recommended to me by my sister-in-law Silvia and the truth… I loved it !! I look at it a lot and everything I have done has come out perfectly. Like these lentils that have been a success for my whole family and for me. Delicious !!. Thanks for being there and again congratulations.

    1.    Virtues said

      Hello MAyte, I am very happy that you are there, for us it is a great support… Thank you.

  49.   Alber said

    One doubt, the 0 gr of brown lentil is when they have been soaked for an hour in water or 300 gr when dry? It is that after a couple of hours of soaking the weight of the lentils rises a lot and the glass becomes very full. Thanks and congratulations for the blog, I follow it a lot and I have already done a lot of your great things. Like many I am still in search of the perfect lentils and I want to try these.

    1.    Irene Thermorecetas said

      Hello Alber, the pesos are always dry (lentils, pasta, rice ...). It is what you say, that after being soaked, they have been hydrated and have absorbed a lot of water, therefore, they weigh more. Remember: always dry and uncooked food weights. Lucky!!

  50.   Irenearcas said

    Hello Monica,
    when I put speed spoon and turn to the left, you must put speed 1 and use the butterfly. They come out just as delicious! A delight, you'll see.

  51.   Malaga258 said

    I am cooking the lentils. I'll tell you

    1.    Irenearcas said

      Uuuuu what a thrill ... let's see what happens ...

  52.   Irenearcas said

    Hello Caroline! That always happens, and also, that is a sign that the lentils are of good quality because they have made a thick and powerful broth. What I always do is that when they have cooled down, before putting them in the tuppers to freeze or in the container to eat them the next day, I add a little water and a pinch of salt. Stir well and that's it. When heated, they will regain the texture you are looking for. And if when you are heating them you see that they are still thick, add a splash of water and a pinch of salt again. Lucky!

  53.   Gabriel Urretxu Arbe said

    very good, 
    I am starting with this thermomix and wanted to ask a question. When it sets 45 min to tª100 does it mean 45 min from when it reaches temperature or from when you turn it on? I have noticed that it took him 10 minutes to reach a temperature of 100. I understand that what we do is take away the cooking time and they will be hard ...
    Thank you

    1.    Irene Arcas said

      Hello Gabriel, the times are always from the moment you start it, in all the recipes. That is, you program 45 minutes at 100º and you forget. Later, when that time is up, you taste them and see if you like them softer and then program 5 or 10 more minutes at that same temperature.

  54.   Amalia said

    I have made the recipe and it has come out a disaster, too few lentils for so much water and I have come out a lentil broth. Also an inordinate time. I have had to make others with much less water, putting flour on them so that the sauce comes out thick and 15 minutes is enough. What I did like is the crushed stir-fry as it is not found that way. 

    1.    Irene Arcas said

      Hello Amalia, one question, what lentils have you used? Canned or dried canned ones?
      This recipe is designed to be made with dried lentils, and when you see your message… it looks like you've made them with lentils already cooked from the pot, can it be? Tell me so I can tell you!

  55.   Irene Arcas said

    Great Amalia! I'm so glad that you don't get discouraged and that you keep trying. Tell me how you do, huh? And if you really have the lentils ready in just 15 minutes, please tell me what brand it is… that's incredible! A big kiss and thanks to you for following us and for leaving us comments.

  56.   Sara Invincible said

    My boy and I have been great. Thanks a lot.

    1.    Irene Arcas said

      How good Sara, how happy I am, because lentils have been my favorite dish since I was little and at home we eat them every week. Thank you for writing us and for following us!

  57.   Isabel said

    One question I do not know where to put and what is the basket for

    1.    Irene Arcas said

      Hello Isabel, look at the instructions of your thermomix, everything is explained there. The basket is put inside the glass to cook things and that the blades do not crush them. Can also be used as a strainer / drainer. Use it, you will see how wonderful!

      1.    Isabel said

        thank you very much

  58.   estergogui@hotmail.com said

    Hello and thank you very much for your blog, the truth is that it helps me a lot, but just in this recipe there is one thing that I do not understand very well. What about the basket on top of the nozzle ???????????? so empty with nothing ……………… I do not understand, below in your comments so I understand it is on top of the lid like this without anything, but the comment before mine puts q inside. ???????????????

    1.    Irene Arcas said

      Hello Esther, thank you for following us and for writing to us. Indeed, the basket is placed on top of the lid, resting on the four legs that it has. We will replace it with the cup. What do we get out of this? Let the water evaporate and thicken the broth, let's say it is as if we uncovered the thermomix, but since it is boiling, it would splash. The basket will prevent splashing and staining everything, but it will continue to evaporate because of the basket. I hope I've helped! A kiss.

  59.   samuel romero alcedo said

    They have turned out great for me following the same steps!
    They were delicious!

  60.   Anchor Santaella said

    Today I cooked the lentils and they are outstanding of rich, I have added some grains of rice they are very rich. Thank you for putting these delicious and traditional recipes thanks

    1.    Mayra Fernandez Joglar said

      Thank you very much for your comment!
      In my house they also put rice with legumes, especially black beans, they are softer, right?

  61.   Curro said

    Incredible lentils. It is my first recipe and they all come out the same I will introduce myself to Master Chef.

  62.   Mari Carmen said

    Before last mark are the two lines? Thank you.

    1.    Irene Arcas said

      Hello Mari Carmen, you refer to the line above, the 2 liters. 🙂

  63.   Sandra said

    I love your recipes and your website. Everything is delicious. I ask you a somewhat off-topic question, who made you the website? Thanks greetings

  64.   Although said

    the lentils are not dislodged with the blades?

  65.   Alexandra said

    Hello. The recipe did not come out well. All super crushed and with little flavor. I removed the chorizo ​​because I can't eat it yet it was pureed. I ask questions: do they have to be brown lentils and be soaked and hence I weigh them or weigh them before? When you say in the recipe to remove the cup and then it says that you put the dress holding the cup, do you mean to put it on or not? If you look at the recipe at the end when the paprika is added, you have put that. I hope they come out better next time. Thank you very much for your help. Greetings

    1.    Irene Arcas said

      Hello Alexandra, the lentils we use are pardinas and we usually leave them to soak the night before. You should weigh them before soaking them. But it is true that some brands are more tender than others. On the goblet: first you put it and when it reaches 100 degrees you remove it and put the basket, so we will allow the water to evaporate and the broth to be thicker but it will not splash. To enhance the flavor we use a meat concentrate tablet, but if you don't want to use it, you can substitute chicken broth for the water. We hope we have helped you, thank you for writing us!

  66.   Ana Maria Muñoz de la Fuente said

    I could not stop commenting on this recipe, just "great, delicious lentils."

    1.    Irene Arcas said

      Thank you Ana! It's nice to read these comments 🙂

  67.   James said

    Are the lentils from the pot?

    1.    Irene Arcas said

      Hi Jaime, no, they are dry lentils. If you want you can soak them the night before or a few hours before (I like them better by soaking them) but you can also cook them directly as long as they are pardinas. If you want to use canned lentils, you would have to reduce the cooking time to 20 minutes when you add the lentils. I hope I've helped! All the best,.

  68.   Franchesca said

    Very good lentils with chorizo ​​for Termomix

  69.   Dew said

    I cooked the lentils and they are delicious! Of course, without chorizo, healthier and cruelty-free. They are just as delicious and become a super complete and healthy meal!

    1.    Irene Arcas said

      Hello Rocío, great !! Thank you very much for your message 😉