I really liked this. I am not a fan of curry, so I left it out. This was a simple and satisfying meat-free meal, served with a crusty roll.
We really liked this. I added chicken broth to the leftovers and it made a delicious soup.
This recipe is delicious! I loved the tomato and curry flavor mixed together. The vinegar gives it a little zing. A nice flavor burst in your mouth - and so nutritious!
I received the Barefoot Contessa at Home cookbook for Christmas and wanted to try the Stewed Lentils and Tomatoes recipe. Although, in general my husband and I enjoyed the flavor I felt it was too tomatoey. It took about 30 minutes longer than the recipe to cook the lentils. I used canned chicken stock rather than homemade but I followed everything else to the letter. Not sure why the tomatoes were so pronounced...looked more orange than the picture.
I have never really enjoyed green lentils: until tonight I have eaten them as an obligation - after all, they are both healthy AND cheap! So, I keep trying new recipes and this one did the trick! Both my husband and I enjoyed second helpings of this wonderful stew and 3 out of 4 kids ate it (but didn't ask for seconds). I think the red wine vinegar brightens the stew nicely.
This is still cooking on the stove, but I've taste-tested it and can tell you guys it's gonna be good. I only had one can of whole peeled tomatoes, so I crushed them with my fingers and added all the juices. I also added a tiny bit of cayenne pepper and turmeric. It's true for me too that it's taking way longer to cook the lentils. Mine are the brownish/green lentils that are usually found at most supermarkets. I LOVE curry, and this has just the right amount. I wish I'd added a little less salt, since the spices have added enough flavor of their own to compensate. Overall a good recipe.