Moroccan chickpea, lentil and spinach stew (V)

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Another vegetarian offering for our Gent night

Moroccan chickpea, lentil and spinach stew (V)
Moroccan chickpea, lentil and spinach stew, with added cream
Servings:Serves 4
Calories per serving:607
Ready in:1 hour
Prep. time:15 minutes
Cook time:45 minutes
Difficulty:Average difficulty
Recipe author:JuliaBalbilla
First published:31st October 2012

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Ahh - I remember Ghent


Fabulous place, fabulous food!


The ingredients (less the garlic)


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  1. Add the oil and a good grind of pepper to a large saucepan, heat and fry the onions until they begin to brown, about 4 minutes
  2. Add the garlic and ginger and stir-fry for a few more minutes
  3. Add the carrot and spices and mix well and cook for 2 minutes to coat the vegetables
  4. Add the tomatoes, stock and the lentils, cover, bring to the boil, reduce and simmer for 30 minutes or until the lentils have softened
  5. Add the chickpeas and heat for another 5 minutes
  6. Just before serving, take off the heat, remove the cinnamon stick, stir in the spinach leaves and serve immediately

Serving suggestions

Serve with homemade pitta breads and garnish with coriander

Peeling ginger

There is no need to peel ginger. As a result of attending a Thai cookery demo, we have learnt that peeling ginger is unnecessary unless for aesthetic purposes as the skin is high in fibre and full of flavour. However, do remove any bits that have become tough or woody.

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