This was unusual in that it wasn't a heavy tomato base, which is what I like and am used to.However, I had 3 bowls and it was delicious, almost "rustic" and, as usual, tasted even better the next day. I served this with a loaf of Tuscan bread and spinach salad. Perfect!
This is real comfort food. Didn't have mace, never cooked with it before, so I improvised threw in turmeric, chilli powder and ginger as well the cumin. Also added green beans for a bit of colour. Will definitely cook again.
What a great stew! I didn't have mace and didn't know what it was. It wasn't hard to make and everyone loved it! Thanks for posting this recipe!
Hi Dancer^ I made this for dinner and my husband loved it, little did he know its was healthy. lol The smell just filled the house..grate recipe thanks.
Very yummy! I added carrots to give it a little more color and a little more vitamins! :) After I made it the first time, I noticed it tasted better the second day. So, this time, I made it in the morning and let the flavors mingle all day. Yummy!
Great hearty meal! I did make a couple of changes. I used 1 cup of water and 2 cups of vegetable broth. I used more like 1.5 cups of lentils. I added 2 diced carrots and 1 diced parsnip. VERY tasty, hearty and was gobbled up by the vegetarians and non-veg. in the family! THIS IS A KEEPER!
Good recipe, but it was just to bland for me. Needed a lot more salt and some other spices that I just couldn't get put my finger on. The carrots and other veggies are definately a good idea. It was simple to throw together though - with things I usually have around the house which is surely a plus.
delightful! My daughter said "WOW! mom this is Pretty Amazing" I am not a vegetarian but try to cook accordingly for her. I did not have mushrooms unfortunately, and added 2c each of carrot and squash. As well we like spicyish so i more than doubled the mace and cumin, and added 2t blackened seasoning. after slowly simmering it most of the day,I thickened it a bit with some cornstarch because I had also made beef stew for the rest of the family. Though, they (and I)would have been very content with your recipe. It was a hit and I will make it again! Thank you for your recipe. PS you have a few others I will be trying!
the best veggie stew ever. i used sliced cremini mushrooms and i added 2 carrots cut into coins and about a cup of chopped celery. i also added dumplings at the end. amazing!
I liked this one a lot and feel it will be a great starting point for many meals to come. Though I am a lentil lover, the highlight of this dish for me were the the meaty mushrooms. Next time I will probably add the potatoes a bit later as they were a little mushy by the time the lentils were tender. Additional seasoning would also add a stronger dimension. Thanks.