600mlchicken stock (homemade or a good quaility stock)
150gcooked or canned puy lentils, rinsed and drained
3tbsp chopped fresh flatleaf parsley
Over a medium-high heat, heat the oil in a large casserole (with a lid). Add in the sausages and brown them all over, then transfer to a plate.
Next, add into the same casserole dish (don't clean out after the sausages), the onion, carrot, garlic and chilli flakes, cover and cook gently for 10 mins until softened and lightly golden.
After 10 mins, take off the lid and stir in the cumin, paprika and tomato purée, and cook for another minute.Stir in the red lentils, chicken stock, chopped tomatoes and sausages and bring to a simmer, stirring to stop the lentils sticking to the base of the casserole.
Now, simply, cover and simmer for 40 mins until the sausages are tender, the lentils are cooked and the sauce is thick. (If the sauce looks watery, cook for 10 mins with the lid off to thicken it).Now, stir in the puy lentils and most of the parsley and season to taste with salt and pepper. Scatter over the remaining parsley and serve.*you could serve with bread, couscous or rice.