1 small jalapeño pepper, seeded and finely chopped
4 cups organic vegetable broth (such as Swanson Certified Organic)
1 (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes, undrained
1 cup dried small red lentils
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
6 lime wedges
How to Make It
Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion; cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in pumpkin and next 7 ingredients (through jalapeño); cook for 30 seconds, stirring constantly. Add broth and tomatoes; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 10 minutes or until pumpkin is just tender. Stir in lentils; cook 10 minutes or until lentils are tender. Stir in salt and black pepper. Ladle stew into individual bowls; sprinkle with cilantro. Serve with lime wedges.
This is excellent: easy, flavorful and pretty to look at. My changes: doubled the spices, used fresh ginger and used only HALF the broth called for. This made it possible to plate onto a dish and eat with Indian Nan bread and a yogurt-spinach raita. We added a bit of lime pickle on the side.
Excellent hearty stew with great flavor. I used mostly pumpkin and some butternut squash as I had some leftover. At the end, I used my immersion blender and pulsed 4-5 times to add a little thickness to the texture and then served with naan. Will pass along to my vegetarian friends. Also, really don't forget the lime and have some extra on hand, it adds a great flavor.
Quite delicious! I used butternut squash (a bit more than the pumpkin amount quantity called for) and chopped it earlier in the day so this was quick to put together in the evening.
I thickened the mixture with arrowroot (you can also use cornstarch) just before serving, and in addition to the cilantro I added chopped, roasted cashews on top as well. Served with hot naan, this was an excellent dinner.
I disagree with one reviewer about this recipe not being "company worthy"-- I have vegetarian friends and this curry will be served at our next dinner together. And I am certain that they will love it!
This recipe was a very good weeknight dinner. I thought it was delicious, though I substituted sweet potatoes for the pumpkin since that is what I had on hand. I also added extra spices for the flavor and used fresh ginger instead of ground. I served this with naan from our local Indian market; I would definitely make again.
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