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Iranian Adasi – savory green lentil stew

Iranian Adasi – savory green lentil stew

Ingredients for 6 servings

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 2 teaspoons turmeric
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons dried thyme (OPTIONAL)
  • 1 tablespoon white pepper (OPTIONAL but recommended)
  • 2 cups green or brown lentils, rinsed and drained
  • 1 lb creamer potatoes, quartered
  • 6 cups water
  • Not Chick’n Broth cube
  • se asalt & pepper to taste


Step 1

Set a heavy bottomed pot on medium heat.  Once hot, add olive oil and sauté them for 2 – 3 minutes.  Add the spices and cook until fragrant – 1 – 2 minutes.  Add the lentils and potato and stir to coat in the spices.

Step 2

Add the water and bring to a simmer, then add a crushed chick’n broth cube. Cover, reduce the heat to a low gentle, simmer and cook for 40 – 45 minutes, stirring it periodically to avoid burning.

Step 3

Remove the lid and use the back of a wooden spatula to smash the potatoes in the stew to thicken it.  Replace the cover and cook for an additional 10 – 15 minutes.

Step 4

Serve while hot with fresh chopped parsley and season to taste with sea salt & pepper.

Consider preparing some Shirazi salad to accompany this incredibly warming recipe.

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Hey, I'm Kevin

My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and maintaining an active lifestyle.

By experimenting in the kitchen and sharing my meals on Tumblr, I learned healthy eating is not boring! By making a few adjustments to my favorite foods, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my wellness goals while satisfying my desire for BANGIN food! 😅 Now I try to help people around the world realize that same level of freedom in eating regardless of budget. Welcome, let's #DemocratizeWellness together!