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Mushroom and Lentil Potjie

A South African delicacy. This mouth-watering mushroom and lentil potjie is sure to be a winner with friends and family.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Course Culinary Collection, Timeless Tapas
Cuisine South African
Servings 6


  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 6 cups vegetable stock
  • 1 cup carrots, chopped
  • 1 cup celery, chopped
  • 1 cup onion,  chopped
  • 2 large potatoes, cut into 3 cm squares
  • 2 cups dried brown lentils
  • 2 tins chopped tomatoes
  • 4 cloves minced garlic
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 2 fresh bay leaves
  • 100 g cherry tomatoes
  • 100 g sugar snap peas
  • 250 g Portabello mushrooms, sliced
  • 250 g white button mushrooms, sliced
  • Salt & pepper
  • Fresh parsley


  • In a potjie pot pour in the olive oil and allow to heat.
    Once hot fry the onions and garlic for 1-2 min. Add in the carrots and celery and allow to continue to cook for another 5 min.
    Add in the potatoes, dried lentils, tinned tomatoes, dried basil, dried thyme, bay leaves and stock.
    Allow to simmer for about 45 min.
  • Add in the cherry tomatoes, sugar snap peas and mushrooms.
    Continue to simmer for another 30 min. At this point check to see if the vegetables have cooked through and the lentils are tender.
    Season to taste. If needed add more stock.
  • Remove from direct heat and allow the potjie to stay warm while serving.
    Serve with some fresh parsley and crusty bread for mopping up the sauce.
Keyword potjie