8 Reviews

Pretty good! I love fennel, so I just wish I could've tasted it more in this dish. Maybe it'd be best to go and throw in the whole fennel bulb next time. I like that you don't really need rice with this, as the potatoes are enough.

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rpgaymer June 03, 2013

Excellent recipe. This is a great way to try fennel for the first time. I'll admit I started at step 2 and then I just added everything to the pot and cooked it 40 minutes. I didn't have the patience to cook in stages. :) And I used red pepper flakes. Yummy!

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DriveThruDodger October 03, 2007

I loved this, as I do most dahl recipes - it was hearty but left me feeling like I was eating something good for me. I added the enitre bulb of fennel and a few more cloves of garlic and it was perfect. A very picky vegan friend of mine tried it and loved it, as well.

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merron-iru kami April 12, 2007

This was really good! I thought it had great flavor and I liked the combo of the potatoes and fennel with the lentils. I followed another reviewer and doubled the broth. I also caramelized the onions. This is a satisfying meal in itself.

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Maito April 30, 2009

This was good; I wasn't overlykeen on the potatoes with the lentils but it was yummy & the kids liked it a lot.

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Elmotoo March 19, 2007

This was a very nice and filling stew, but it was a little on the spicy side. I appreciate food because my father likes it, and this was not so bad. I love the nutmeg in it though, as I always loved nutmeg.

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Studentchef March 18, 2007

Very healthful and I thought this tasted terrific! Not sure whether cooking the lentils ahead made a difference, but I did so as per instructions. It had a dense, meaty texture and needed no additional water. Next time I might add more carrots for a sweeter taste. Instead of harissa, which I've never gotten around to buying yet, I used red pepper flakes. Otherwise, the seasoning was the same and perfect I thought! Thanks and good luck on the contest:D

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Kumquat the Cat's friend March 17, 2007

I agree this stew is simple, economical and delicious. I used about 2 cups of vegetable stock instead of the 1 called for in the recipe. I did happen to have harissa and would probably add more next time around as the stew was a little mild for my taste. The recipe is well written and the directions were easy to follow. Good luck in contest.

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PaulaG March 17, 2007
Lentil Stew a La Fez