Monday, September 15, 2014

Red Lentil & Artichoke Stew

This stew is delightful - a slight departure from the norm, without seeming too strange to less
adventurous palates. Our whole family enjoys this one, and, like most of my recipes, it is really easy to make.

It's great any time of year, as it is not too heavy for a Spring or Summer meal, but can be pleasantly warming during the cooler weather of Fall & Winter. 

I adapted this greatly from another recipe a few years back, but I cannot recall where I got the original recipe.

Red Lentil & Artichoke Stew
Sort, rinse well, and drain
1 1/2 cups Red Lentils (Split Masoor Dal)
Place in a large pot with
2 Cups Water
1 Cube Bouillon
1 Cup Chopped Onion (1 large Onion)
1 teaspoon Minced Garlic
2 teaspoons Ground Cumin
1 teaspoon Ground Coriander
2 Bay Leaves
2 Cans Chopped Tomatoes (not drained)
1 (15 ounce) can Artichoke Heart Quarters (OR 1 9-ounce bag  frozen)
Dash Cayenne
Simmer till lentils are tender, about 30 minutes.
Add to taste
Lemon Juice (about 2 Tablespoons)
Salt (about 1/4 teaspoon)
Pepper (about 1/4 teaspoon)

Serve with Green Salad & Crusty Bread


Red Lentil & Artichoke Stew in the Slow Cooker
For even easier preparation, prepare in Slow Cooker with pre-made Yachni Sauce from your freezer:
Place in Slow Cooker:
3 Cups Yachni Sauce, thawed
1 1/2 Cups Red Lentils, Rinsed well & Sorted
2 1/2 Cups Water
2 teaspoons Ground Cumin
1 teaspoon Ground Coriander

1 (15 ounce) can Artichoke Heart Quarters (OR 1 9-ounce bag  frozen)
Dash Cayenne
Cook on High, 3 to 4 hours, till lentils are tender

This is being shared at
In & Out of the Kitchen 
Healthy, Happy, Green & Natural
Virtual Vegan Potluck



11 comments:

  1. 2 of my favorite things! Lentils and 'chokes! YUM! Giveaway on my Blog!
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    1. Thanks so much! I see *two* giveaways! Looks fun! : )

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  2. It sounds so good. Love artichokes but never thought of combining them with lentils. Might try it when the weather is cooler.

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    1. Hope you enjoy it! The weather is already turning here - today I saw the first orange leaves of the Autumn season.

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  3. Seconding Jennifer - I adore red lentils and artichokes! And stews :-). Thanks for sharing at the weekly Potluck, Anna!

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  4. I need to get lentils. This is the 2nd recipe this week that I've wanted to make that calls for lentils! This chili was the 1st one: http://www.theppk.com/books/isa-does-it/

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    1. I'll try to bring you some tomorrow! If I found the right recipe on the PPK blog, her chili calls for a different sort of lentils from this recipe - so I'll try to bring you some of each.

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  5. love it... all my favourite things in here....

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  6. Hi Anna,
    What a delectable stew! Thank you for sharing these healthy and delicious Red Lentil & Artichoke Stew at the Healthy, Happy, Green and Natural Party Blog Hop. I appreciate it!

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  7. Red lentils work so well in stews like this :-) Love the way they break down a bit. Sounds delicious - must try!

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