Spiced Lentils with Pumpkin Recipe

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Submitted by chnodomar

Makes 6 servings



There are few truly vegatarian recipes in Maroccan cooking, but this is one of them, and a delicious and nutritious one at that. The earthy flavour of lentils combines with the sweetness of the pumpkin, the flavours melding with traditional herbs and spices.

Recipe Ingredients for Spiced Lentils with Pumpkin

375 g green lentils
3 tomatoes
700 g pumpkin
3 tbs olive oil
1 brown onion
3 garlic cloves
1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp turmeric
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
1 tsp harissa
1 tsp paprika
3 tsp tomato paste
1/2 tsp sugar
1 tsp parsley

Recipe Directions for Spiced Lentils with Pumpkin

  1. Pick over the lentils and discard any damaged lentils and any stones. Put the lentils in a sieve and rinse under cold running water. Tip into a saucepan and add 1l water. Bring to boil, skim the surface if necessary, then cover and simmer over low heat for 20 mins.

  2. Meanwhile halve the tomatoes crossways and squeeze out the seeds. Coarsley grate the tomatoes into a bowl down to the skin, discarding the skin. Set the grated tomato aside. Peel and seed the pumpkin and kut into 3cm dice. Set aside.

  3. Heat the oil in a large saucepan over low heat, add the onion and cook until softened. Add the garlic, cook for a few seconds, then stir in the cumin, turmeric and cayenne pepper or harissa. Cook for 30seconds, then add the paprika, grated tomato, tomato paste, sugar, half of the parsley and coriander, 1 teaspoon salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste.

  4. Add the lentils and the prepared pumpkin, stir well, then cover and simmer for about 20 mins, or until the pumpkin and lentils are tender. Adjust the seaonsing and transfer to a serving bowl. Sprinkle with the remaining parsley and coriander leaves and serve hot or warm with crusty bread.

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 272.2g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
350
Calories from Fat
74
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
8.2g
13%
Saturated Fat
1.3g
6%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
24mg
1%
Potassium
1063mg
30%
Total Carbohydrates
53.2g
18%
Dietary Fiber
23.9g
96%
Sugars
8.4g
Protein
18.6g
Vitamin A 381% Vitamin C 31%
Calcium 8% Iron 39%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
A
  Good points
  • Low in saturated fat
  • Very low in cholesterol
  • Very low in sodium
  • Very high in dietary fiber
  • High in iron
  • High in manganese
  • High in thiamin
  • Very high in vitamin A
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