This clean eating garam masala red lentil stew recipe is a hearty, tummy-warming bowl of deliciousness!
What do you do when you create a soup recipe from scratch, and in the end you realize you didn’t add enough liquid for it to actually qualify as soup? You serve it with a smile and call it stew!
This “stew” may not look like anything fantastic, but let me tell you… if you are partial to Indian food, this dish is WONDERFUL! I fell head over heals in love with it.
When I first made this recipe years ago, I made it with chicken broth. But now that I’m 100% plant based, I switched out the chicken broth for vegetable broth and it turned out just as tasty as the chicken broth version.
I also adjusted the spices. When I first made this Clean Eating Garam Masala Red Lentil Stew, I went heavy on the curry and some folks didn’t like it with such a strong flavor. So I backed off of the curry and it really did mellow things out a bit. But in a good way. I can’t stop eating it. So, so, so yummy!
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CLEAN EATING GARAM MASALA RED LENTIL STEW RECIPE:
Clean Eating Garam Masala Red Lentil Stew
- 1 large yellow onion (chopped)
- 1 tbsp. olive oil
- 3 cups dry, red lentils (rinsed)
- 1 (14 oz.) can light coconut milk
- 6 cups vegetable broth (no sugar added)
- 2 cups water
- 2 tsp. curry powder (or to taste)
- 3 tsp. garam masala (or to taste)
- 1 tbsp. garlic powder
- 1 lb. baby carrots (sliced thin)
- 1 (15 oz.) can tomato sauce (no sugar added)
- 1 (15 oz.) can garbanzo beans (rinsed and drained)
- salt and pepper (to taste after cooking)
- Roughly chop your onion and place into a large pot with the olive oil.
- Cook the onions until they are translucent. In fact, if you know how to caramelize onions, go for it.
- Add your red lentils to the pot and stir.
- Add the coconut milk to the pot and bring to a low boil.
- Add all other ingredients. Cook on medium heat, stirring frequently to keep the beans from burning on the bottom of the pot.
- Stew is finished when the lentils are soft and fully cooked.
- Add salt and pepper to taste.