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
- 1 Not Chick’n Broth cube
- se asalt & pepper to taste
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.
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.
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.
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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