Mock Chicken Stock

By Wags
January 13, 2016

Author Notes: This lentil-based stock makes a surprisingly tasty broth that looks and tastes like it's made with chicken. Although it qualifies as vegan, it could even fool a meat eater. It's fast and easy to make and can be used wherever chicken broth is called for, or as a warm treat on its own.Wags

Makes: about a quart


  • 1/3 cup red lentils
  • 1/4 cup yellow split peas or chana dal
  • 1 small onion or 1/2 large onion, coarsely chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 4.5 cups water
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
In This Recipe


  1. Combine the lentils and wash them in several cold changes of water.
  2. Combine the onion and lentils in a pot and add the water.
  3. Add the turmeric and salt.
  4. Bring to a boil, cover and simmer for a half hour.
  5. Strain out the liquid into a separate container and season with salt if necessary. Discard the lentils and onions or use for another purpose.

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