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Slow Cooker South Indian Lentil Stew

6
1
1
Smartpoints value per serving
Total Time
6 hr 20 min
Prep
20 min
Cook
6 hr
Serves
6
Difficulty
Easy
This rich and creamy Indian-spiced stew is amazing over steamed rice. Or serve with spicy tandoori chicken or shrimp.

Ingredients

dry lentils

2 cup(s), red variety

canned diced tomatoes

15 oz

chopped frozen spinach

10 oz, thawed and drained

canned chicken broth

4 cup(s), or vegetable broth

uncooked onion(s)

1 small, minced

ginger root

1 Tbsp, fresh, minced

minced garlic

1 Tbsp

curry powder

1 Tbsp

mustard seed

1 tsp

ground cumin

½ tsp

ground coriander

½ tsp

cayenne pepper

¼ tsp

kosher salt

1 Tbsp

sugar

2 tsp

fresh lemon juice

2 tsp

cilantro

cup(s), fresh, minced

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients, except lemon juice and cilantro, in a slow cooker. Cook until thick and creamy and lentil are soft, about 3 hours on high or 6 hours on low. Season to taste with more salt and pepper, if desired; stir in lemon juice and cilantro. Yields about 1 cup per serving.

Notes

Don’t be intimidated by the spice list in this dish – if you’re missing one or two, it will still taste delicious.

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