Easy Recipe
Prep Time
10 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes

This easy Instant Pot lentil stew recipe is absolutely delicious when served with a fresh salad and a pot of rice. You can also cook this recipe on the stove if you don't own an Instant Pot—just follow the tip below. I recommend measuring out all of the spices and adding them to a small bowl before you begin cooking. If you can't eat peanuts or have someone in your family with a peanut allergy, just omit the peanut butter. The spices in this soup create a mouth-watering meal without the need for any other ingredients; the peanut butter just thickens the stew and adds another layer of flavor and richness. 

2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 medium onions finely diced
5 cloves garlic crushed
2 teaspoons finely grated fresh ginger
2 teaspoons paprika
1½ teaspoons ground coriander
½ teaspoons ground cumin
½ teaspoons black pepper
½ teaspoons ground cardamom
½ teaspoons cinnamon
¼ teaspoons ground cloves
¼ teaspoons cayenne pepper
2 cups black beluga lentils
6 cups vegetable stock (or chicken stock)
2 cups diced tomatoes
2 cinnamon sticks
1½ teaspoons sea salt
2 small sweet potatoes peeled and chopped
4 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
3 cups chopped kale
1 handfuls cilantro chopped