This is a delicious vegetarian/vegan stew I made while experimenting one night. It's very low fat and delicious! The squash and yam are very mellow, almost sweet flavors, but the Indian spices (especially the chile powder!) give it some kick. The preparation time is probably exaggerated... I'm just learning to cook, but it is a lot of veggie chopping. It's well worth it, though!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
25 mins
cook:
45 mins
total:
1 hr 10 mins
Servings:
5
Yield:
5 cups
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Ingredients

5
Original recipe yields 5 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Rinse and drain split peas and lentils. Place them in a large soup pot with 2 cups water. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to medium-low. Add garlic, ginger, salt, turmeric, pepper, chile powder, cinnamon, cumin, crushed red chile, and bay leaves. Stir and let simmer until peas and lentils are soft, about 20 minutes.

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  • Stir the remaining 1 1/2 cups water, squash, yam, tomatoes, and onion into the pot. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer, cover, and cook until squash and yam are tender, about 15 minutes.

Cook's Note:

Either yellow or green split peas and brown or red whole lentils will work in this recipe.

Nutrition Facts

248 calories; protein 12g; carbohydrates 50.3g; fat 0.8g; sodium 601.1mg. Full Nutrition
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