Friday, 5 April 2013

Curried Lentil, Pumpkin and Apple Stew

This recipe is from Chloe Coscarelli's recipe book, however I found it on Well Blog and it was delicious and healthy :)
I recommend soaking or half cooking the lentils before adding because I found they didn't cook properly in the recipe time.




Curried Lentil, Pumpkin, and Apple Stew

Ingredients

2 Tbs olive oil
1 onion, diced
1 carrot, peeled and diced
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp grated fresh ginger
1 Tbs curry powder
1 1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup dried lentils
2 1/2 cup veg broth
2 Tbs tomato paste
3 cups butternut pumpkin/squash peeled (1/2 in cubes)
1 large unpeeled apple, diced
5 oz baby spinach


Method

In a large pot, heat oil over medium-high heat, and saute onions and carrots until almost soft.
Add garlic, ginger, curry, and salt, and let cook a few more minutes until fragrant.
Stir in lentils, broth and tomato paste. Bring to boil, cover, and simmer for 25 minutes.
Add squash and apples, cover, and simmer for another 25 minutes, or until vegetable and lentils are tender. Uncover and stir in spinach until wilted. add salt to taste and serve!

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