Persian Multi-lentil Stew

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 10
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 81.2
  • Total Fat: 3.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 83.2 mg
  • Total Carbs: 11.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3.7 g
  • Protein: 3.7 g

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Number of Servings: 10


    1/2 cup green lentils
    1/4 cup dried Split Peas
    1/4 cup red Lentils
    1 large Onion, sliced thin
    1 pkg frozen Spinach, thawed and chopped
    1 cup chopped Carrots
    1 large Tomato, chopped
    2 fresh green chilies, split
    6 cups water
    2 T Vegetable Oil
    5 cloves Garlic
    1 T grated Ginger Root
    1 T coriander seeds, ground
    1 tsp salt
    1/2 tsp cayenne
    1/2 tsp cinnamon
    1/2 tsp ground cloves
    1/4 tsp tumeric
    1/2 cup water


Combine lentils, peas, 6 cups water, 1/2 of onion, undrained spinaach, carrots, tomato and chilies in large saucepan. Heat to boiling and simmer for 15-20 minutes.

Heat oil in large skillet and saute remaing onions, garlic and ginger until dark browned but not burned. Add spices and saute for 30 seconds until fragrant. Deglaze with 1/2 cup water and bring to boil.

Add garlic spice mixture to lentils and simmer uncovered for 15 minutes.

Makes 10 1-cup servings

Number of Servings: 10

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user LESLIE511.

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    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Mmmm.. This was very unique and delicious. Both hubby and I loved it. Modifications: more splits, no chilis, less coriander (1 t) and cinnamon (1/4 t) (was worried it would be too much). 1/2 t curry powder instead of turmeric (hubby doesn't like turmeric). It was wonderful! - 6/4/07

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    Very Good
    I loved it! Nice and spicy and it made lots. - 10/3/07

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    Okay seriously, this is the BEST recipe I have ever made...I am not kidding!! - 7/15/07

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    I loved this recipe, it is filling, nutritious, and spicy - really great value for the calories. I used a bag of fresh spinach instead of frozen and it worked well. - 6/15/07