I wish i shared the enthusiasm but found this kind of bland, even tbough i used hot garam masala and two jalapenos. My son kind of gagged it down, but a houseguest loved. I guess it just wasn't my cup of tea. I used summer squash and zucchini, i find acorn squash too sweet.
This was so delicious! A friend brought it over for dinner and I can't wait to make it on my own. Perfect winter dinner.
So incredibly delicious This is the only recipe I have every given a rating of awesome for. It truly was. The blend of spices and lentils in the squash was impeccable and deliciously healthy for you. I used butternut squash as I couldn't find acorn, but that didn't seem to matter. I highly recommend this dish just as it is. Pros: Warming and easy Cons: none!
Awesome new way to cook a fall & winter staple For starters, a bit of honey (I used agave nectar), butter and garam masala is a great way to just simply cook an acorn squash. That alone was enough to make my hubby walk in and say, WOW, it smells great in here! The garam masala added a new depth to this fall and winter staple. Add to that a hearty, flavorful and incredibly healthy stew and a dollop of Greek yogurt (don't skip this, as a previous reviewer said, it makes for a sum that's more than the parts) and you've got yourself a real winner. This honestly could be served as a vegan main dish for Thanksgiving or as a pretty meal for guests -- I doubt even voracious carnivores would miss the meat with this dish. Now I am inspired to try different takes on this recipe -- using different lentils, different squash (so cute in a pumpkin), maybe putting this stew atop portobello mushroom caps ... my imagination is running wild! Pros: Flavorful, house smells great, unusual, good for company, pretty on the plate and delicious! Cons: A little time-consuming