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Pumpkin Curry With Lentils And Apples
From: Karen Sonnessa

Recipe By :
Vegetarian Times, November 1998
Serving Size : 6

  • 1 cup red or brown lentils
  • 6 cups water
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 large onion -- diced
  • 2 tomatoes -- cored and chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic -- minced, up to 4
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons curry powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 2 cups peeled and chopped pumpkin or other winter squash
  • 2 cups white potatoes -- unpeeled & chopped
  • 8 medium cauliflower florets
  • 2 medium carrots -- peeled and diced (about 1 cup)
  • 2 cups shredded leafy greens -- (kale, escarole or spinach)
  • 2 apples -- unpeeled, cored and diced
  • cooked basmati or jasmine rice
Place lentils, water and turmeric in a saucepan; cook about 45 minutes over medium-low heat.
Drain, reserving 2 1/2 cups cooking liquid.
Heat oil in large saucepan; add onion.
Saute over medium heat 4 minutes.
Add tomatoes and garlic; cook 4 minutes more, stirring occasionally.
Add curry, cumin, pepper, salt and cloves; cook 1 minute more, stirring frequently.

Stir in lentils, reserved cooking liquid, pumpkin, potatoes, cauliflower and carrots; cook over medium-low heat until vegetables are tender, 35 to 45 minutes.
Stir in greens and apples; cook about 15 minutes more, stirring occasionally.

Transfer to a large serving bowl and serve with basmati or jasmine rice.

Makes 6 servings.

Per Serving: 334 Cal.; 11g Prot.; 3g Fat; 65g Carb.; 0 Chol.; 216mg Sod.; 9g Fiber.

Tired of baking every Thanksgiving?
You can make this main course on the stovetop.
For an artful presentation, serve inside a hollowed-out pumpkin
(see Baked Pumpkin with Vegetable Pilaf).
A yogurt-cucumber sauce (raita) makes a soothing accompaniment.