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Indian Lentil Stew

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Ingredients:

2-cups dry lentils

1 large onion, chopped

6 carrots, peeled and cut into chucks

4 celery sticks cut into chunks

4 potatoes, cubed

4 cups of vegetable broth

1 teaspoon of salt

¼ teaspoon of garlic powder

1 teaspoon of onion powder

1-tablespoon mild curry powder (see below).

Water (as needed)

Directions:

Sort and rinse lentils thoroughly.

Place into pot with onion

Cover with broth.

Bring to boil and cook for about 10 minutes.

Add carrots, celery, potatoes, and seasonings.

If it cooks down, add water if necessary.

Cook on medium for approximately 20 minutes.

If it is too thick, add more water. If it is too think, cook uncovered for an additional 10 minutes until stew thickens.

Mild Curry Powder

Directions:

2 tablespoons of ground coriander

1 tablespoon of cumin

2 teaspoons of turmeric

1 teaspoon of ground ginger

1 teaspoon of garlic powder

½ teaspoon of cardamom

Ingredients:

2 tablespoons of ground coriander

1 tablespoon of cumin

2 teaspoons of turmeric

1 teaspoon of ground ginger

1 teaspoon of garlic powder

½ teaspoon of cardamom

Directions:

Whisk ingredients together.

Store in an airtight container.

Health Tip:

Lentils are high in soluble fiber and low on the glycemic index.  The polyphenols in lentils have strong antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Regular consumption of lentils is highly associated with reductions in the incidence of degenerative diseases including diabetes, cardiovascular disease (CVD) and cancers. 1

The above recipe is taking from Wildwood’s amazing and new cookbook, Plant-Based Made Simple by Carin Lynch. You will want to add this one to your collection. To order, contact Wildwood Natural Food Market at naturalfood@wildwoodhealth.org
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Disclaimer: The information in this article is educational and general in nature. Neither Wildwood Lifestyle Center, its entities, nor author intend this article as a substitute for medical diagnosis, counsel, or treatment by a qualified health professional.

Sources

  1. Ganesan K. Polyphenol Rich Benefits of Lentils and their Health Promoting Effects. Int J Mol Science. Cook all legumes until soft. 2017 Nov; 18(11): 2390. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5713359/

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