my petit recit (pandora1017) wrote in vegancooking,
my petit recit

moroccan lentil and kale stew

so i tried to make this recipe:

1 tbsp canola oil
2 large carrots, peeled and diced
1 medium yellow onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
7 c water
1.5 c green lentils, rinsed
2 tsp ground cumin
.5 tsp black pepper
2 c coarsely chopped kale
3-4 tbsp chopped parsley
1 tsp salt
juice of 1 lemon

in a large saucepan, heat the canola oil over medium high heat. add the carrots, diced onion, and garlic, then cook, stirring, for 5 minutes. stir in the water, lentils, cumin, and pepper and bring to a simmer over high heat. reduce the heat to low and cook, stirring occasionally, until the lentils are tender, 45-55 minutes. stir in kale, parsley, salt, and lemon juice, then cook for 10-15 minutes. serve with sauteed onions.

my problems were, however, that i am having severe issues finding green lentils. and i had no kale. the first time i used brown lentils and that was amazing. so i decided to make a double batch. i had recently picked up a bag of urid dal and masoor dal to experiment with. because masoor dal seemed so popular, i decided to try this recipe with urid dal, just for kicks. it's bland. i mean, it's cumin-y, but obviously not lentil-y as it has no lentils in it. any ideas on how i could alter it a bit and make it more exciting to eat? thanks in advance!
Tags: beans-lentils, soups-stews, vegetables-kale
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