"As a child my family's menu consisted of two choices: take it or leave it."--Buddy Hackett

Curried French Lentil and Butternut Squash Stew Recipe

  Tried it? Rate this Recipe:


This recipe for Curried French Lentil and Butternut Squash Stew, by , is from Treasured Recipes, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We'll help you start your own personal cookbook! It's easy and fun. Click here to start your own cookbook!

Shelley Austin


1/2 tsp olive oil
2 cup(s) uncooked onion(s), chopped
2 tsp kosher salt, divided
1 Tbsp minced garlic
1 Tbsp minced ginger
2 tsp curry powder, or more to taste
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp ground coriander
1 tsp fennel seed
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
4 cup(s) fat free vegetable broth
2 cup(s) water
1 1/2 cup(s) dry lentils, French variety
4 cup(s) uncooked butternut squash, diced
15 oz canned chickpeas, rinsed, drained
10 oz fresh baby spinach
2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
2 Tbsp cilantro, fresh, chopped (for garnish)

Heat oil in a large nonstick soup pot over medium heat. Add onion and 1 tsp salt; cook, stirring frequently, 5 minutes. Stir in garlic, ginger, cumin, coriander, fennel and cinnamon; cook, stirring a few times, 1 minute. Add broth and water and increase heat to high; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and bring to a simmer; stir in lentils. Cover; cook until lentils are tender, 35-40 minutes.

Add squash; cook until fork tender, about 5 minutes. Stir in chickpeas and spinach; cover and cook until spinach wilts, 2-3 minutes. Stir in lemon juice and remaining 1 tsp salt; serve garnished with cilantro and lemon wedges.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:




Learn more about the process to create a cookbook -- or
Start your own personal family cookbook right now!  Here's to good eating!

Search for more great recipes here from over 1,500,000 in our family cookbooks!


Bookmark and Share




Cookbooks are great for Holiday Gifts, Wedding Gifts, Bridal Shower ideas and Family Reunions!

*Recipes and photos entered into the Family Cookbook Project are provided by the submitting contributors. All rights are retained by the contributor. Please contact us if you believe copyright violations have occurred.

Search for more great recipes here from over 1,500,000 in our family cookbooks!