Yellow Lentil Stew With Mushrooms & Courgettes (Vegetarian Gheymeh)
The Persian Fusion
The Persian Fusion
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Ingredients

  • 4 dried limes (both black and brown varieties are good)
  • 5 tbsp extra virgin rapeseed or other vegetable oil (you can substitute butter for some of the oil if you wish)
  • 2 courgettes, cut into thick half circles
  • 400 g button mushrooms (white or brown), thickly sliced
  • 2 medium red onions, finely chopped
  • 1 1/4 tsp turmeric
  • 1/2 cinnamon stick (or 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon)
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 2-3 tbsp tomato purée (depending on concentration of the purée)
  • 200 g yellow lentils, washed in a sieve and drained well
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • A handful of baby plum or cherry tomatoes
  • A large pinch of saffron

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