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Old 12-31-2014, 03:08 PM
 
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I normally only lurk here to pick up menu ideas, but I ran across this and thought it looked like a wonderful stew for these cold wintry days I haven't made it yet, but just the name makes me feel warm and happy.
What do you think?
Here is the link:
Coconut Curried Sweet Potato and Lentil Stew | Ambitious Kitchen
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Old 12-31-2014, 03:30 PM
 
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It looks pretty good, if a little on the sweet side for my palate. I'd probably leave out the carrots and sub 1/3 white potatoes for some of the sweet potatoes, or maybe some mushrooms for more umami. It depends on what flavor profiles you like, though. There's certainly nothing wrong with the recipe that I can see.
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Old 12-31-2014, 04:10 PM
 
Location: Heart of Dixie
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I'm sure it's quite flavorful, but I just can't handle the texture. I've had a lentil curry in the past, and I just didn't care for the mushy texture.
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Old 12-31-2014, 05:21 PM
 
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It looks pretty good, if a little on the sweet side for my palate. I'd probably leave out the carrots and sub 1/3 white potatoes for some of the sweet potatoes, or maybe some mushrooms for more umami. It depends on what flavor profiles you like, though. There's certainly nothing wrong with the recipe that I can see.
I can see that it might need to be lightened up a bit- thanks for the suggestion.

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I'm sure it's quite flavorful, but I just can't handle the texture. I've had a lentil curry in the past, and I just didn't care for the mushy texture.
I agree with the texture issue. I am trying to incorporate more legumes into my diet, so hoping the flavor makes up for the texture.
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Old 01-02-2015, 06:18 PM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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I have made a pretty similar recipe before. I had mine with rice/quinoa, instead of just lentils. A few tips! This recipe looks a little sweet. I did not add cinnamon to my recipe. I added cayenne pepper and/or fresh chilis. To brighten it up a bit, finish it with a squeeze of lime and chopped cilantro is nice too.

Also, I cook mine with some tomatoes. I mix in half a can of diced to tomatoes, and reduce the amount of broth.

I have done this a few times, I really liked the variation with the roasted sweet potatoes best. That added a nice dose of extra flavor. I have also done it with roasted carrots instead of sweet potatoes. It is yummy too.

I think adding extra heat is critical to keeping it from trending towards too sweet.
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