African Vegetable Stew

Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 50 mins

This is a different kind of stew as the cinnamon is the promident smell as it is cooking, but blends in with the other spices and flavors creating a nicely flavored vegetable stew.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Melt margarine over medium heat in a large saucepan; add onion, parsley, garlic, cinnamon, turmeric, pepper and ginger; stir occasionally until onion is tender - add some water if it begins to stick.
  2. Stir in water, carrot and lentils; boil, then reduce heat and cover to simmer 25 minutes.
  3. Stir in rice, and undrained tomatoes; boil, then reduce heat and cover to simmer for 20 minutes.
  4. Stir in peas, beans and salt and pepper to taste; boil, then reduce heat and cover to simmer 5 minutes or till tender.
  5. If desired, serve with a dollop of yogurt or sour cream - 1 serving = 275 cal, 3g fat, 56g carb, 10g fibre, 12 g pro.
Most Helpful

Excellent- very filling stew. Followed the recipe as written. Thanks!

VeganJen October 02, 2009

Really enjoyed it! I didn't add the rice or the lentils and it still turned out a treat :)

mon_loves January 29, 2009

I followed this pretty much exactly, and maybe added a bit more turmeric. This was so terrific, and even though quite hot here in Maryland, this really made the day very special. This had a wonderful bite, with the cinnamon, lentils and ginger. I topped mine off with some yogurt and will make this again, most likely a lot in the fall time. Very easy to put together, and especially loved the parsley addition too. Thanks, Luv2Bake. Made for *ZWT4* June 2008.

Andi of Longmeadow Farm June 27, 2008