Amazing fall prep dish, great to add chicken breast to it
Squash, Chickpea & Red Lentil Stew
From EatingWell: February/March 2006
Modeled on North African stews, this aromatic vegetarian main course can be served over brown rice or steamed spinach.
48 Reviews for Squash, Chickpea & Red Lentil Stew
Just made this tonight and am very happy with it. I tripled the ginger, doubled the cumin and tomato paste, added three cloves of garlic, two tsp smoked paprika, one tsp turmeric, a chicken boullion cube, and about a cup of coconut milk (the kind you drink from the refrigerator section, not the canned condensed stuff). Cooked it in a dutch oven on low heat for about 3.5 hours (adding the canned garbanzo beans about 2 hours in), and it's perfect, very flavorful.
You want to nail this stew, saute crushed garlic, 1 large red and 1 medium white chopped onions in 1 cooking spoon Olive oil for 3 to 5 mins; add the tomato paste or sauce, leave on the stove, medium heat and keep stirring to prevent burning or sticking for another 5 mins., then add your broth or stock, cover and allow to boil for 3 to 5 mins, then add other ingredients. I used curry and turmeric, a pinch or 2 of cummin instead of saffron. Forget the ginger and lime. Chicken stock cube and a little hot pepper and you're done. The whole house smells exotic. I also used chickpeas from can. I know, I am from north Africa.
i added more spices as others suggested but even then this dish had very little flavor or depth. really boring dish
I actually read a previous suggestion wrong and used pumpkin instead of the squash. The flavor and consistency probably wasn't the same, but it is still good. I also used green lentil and canned chick peas. I add waay more spice then called for: sage, a little chili powder, twice the salt and pepper. If I were to do it again, I'd broil the pumpkin first to get some carmalizing from it. Can't wait to taste it tomorrow! PS- the peanuts are ok, but I think hey take away from the natural flavors of the vegetables.