Vegetarian Chili

4-6 main servings, 8 or more side servings.  Reserve the water from the cans of beans and from the lentils.  I am not sure whether to add the cooked lentils before the 30 min simmer or to warm at the end.  If the former, then cook the lentils in advance.  (Note: probably better at the end, and lentils don't need as long a cooking time as sometimes listed.)

½c/8oz 225g Dried green lentils
1T Olive oil
1 lg Onion, chopped quite finely
1
Bell pepper, green or red
1-2 cl Minced/chopped garlic
1 inch 2-3 cm Grat fresh ginger
14 oz can Chopped tomatoes
1 Courgette (zucchini), chopped
2 sticks Celery (optional), chopped
½-1 t Gd cumin (need to test 1t)
¼-1 t Gd chili (½ t is mild-medium)
½ t Dr oregano or marjoram
14 oz can Red kidney beans
14 oz can Beans, eg kidney or northern beans
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