Squash, Chickpea & Red Lentil Stew

February/March 2006

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Modeled on North African stews, this aromatic vegetarian main course can be served over brown rice or steamed spinach.

"It wasn't bad, but we definitely won't be making it again. Not very much flavor (and I did use the garlic, parsley & hot sauce). ***If you're going to try this recipe anyway, I would suggest making pumpkin bread as well. It's very...
Squash, Chickpea & Red Lentil Stew

48 Reviews for Squash, Chickpea & Red Lentil Stew

Fall Delight

Amazing fall prep dish, great to add chicken breast to it

Tasty when spiced up

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.

not as expected

i added more spices as others suggested but even then this dish had very little flavor or depth. really boring dish

Good when adding flavor

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.

Easy, Healthy, Adaptable

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