Ingredients :- 

  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger
  • 1 stalk celery diced
  • 1 carrot diced
  • 1 sweet potato
  • 1 tablespoon homemade tomato puree
  • 2 cups vegetable stock
  • 1 cups luke warm water
  • 1/2 cup green moong dal { split } soaked for half hour
  • 1.1/2 teaspoon
  • 1/4 cup raisins , roughly chopped
  • Salt as per requirment
  • lemon wedges few to garnish
  • Coriander leaves { dhania } chopped to granish

For moroccan spice mix 

  • 1/2 inch cinnamon stick
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder { haldi }
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 2 cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon coriander powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon white pepper powder
  • salt to taste

Directions for moroccan lentil stew recipe with raisins 

  • To start making Moroccan lentil stew with raisins, make moroccan spice mix first , Blend all the ingredients mentioned for the spice mix and keep aside, we will need 1.1/2 teaspoon of this mixture to this recipe
  • Heat oil over medium in a pressure cooker.
  • Add onions and saute until translucent, add ginger and saute until fragrant.
  • Add the chopped celery, cook until they are soft.
  • Add the prepared moroccan spice mixture, toast them until fragrant.
  • Add tomato paste and cook until it is caramelized.
  • Add diced carrots sweet potato and cook until tender.
  • Now add lentils vegetable stalk, water and season with required salt, pressure cook for 4- 5 whistles on medium flame.
  • Switch off and open the cooker once the pressure is down, when lentils are tender check for salt.
  • Add chopped raisins and stir well garnish with cilantro and lime wedges, serve warm with couscous or rice .

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