i just tried this. it was delicious!
thanks for sharing!
You did? Awesome. SO glad you liked it. :)
yep! was looking for something to cook for lunch and found your recipe in my feed :)
Sounds pretty similar to something I was planning to make tonight/tomorrowish:http://www.budgetbytes.com/2012/11/vegan-red-lentil-stew/
I tried her Mexican red lentil stew, which was good, but I didn't think it was very filling (I admit I'm not actually a vegetarian, but I do meatless sometimes to mix it up/save money. Maybe that's why I didn't find it filling..?).
Also, yum, ajvar! Makes me homesick for the city.
I checked that site out and it does resemble mine, but I think mine is more filling, because I usually let it cook down to a thicker stew like consistency. :)
The recipe I made was delicious, so I'm sure yours is, too. ;o) The starch from the potato and carrot made it fairly filling. I copied one of the comment suggestions and threw the spices in at the first step as the onion and garlic sauteed. I think infusing it in the oil it really amps up the flavor.
I'm sure it is. Vegetarian cooking is really good, though I'm not 100% vegetarian. And how can you go wrong with potatoes and carrots? Two of my favorites. Not to mention onions and garlic. I HAVE to have those in my cupboards, or else something is missing. :)
Looks delicious! Just one question: what is ajvar relish? Can I get a fair substitute in the UK, or can I make my own?
Wish I had had a pic to put up. Ajvar relish is a red pepper mixture. I just buy the ready made stuff, but I found a recipe that goes like this:
Roast 1 large, ripe aubergine in the oven (about 250 Degrees or 450 F), along with 4 red peppers to removed the skin. If you have a gas stove, you can also do this over the flame. When they are cool enough to touch, remove the skin and dice finely. Mix together with 2 finely chopped garlic cloves and 5 finely chopped Spanish peppers. Add 0,5 dl freshly squeezed lemon juice and about 3 tbs olive oil. Add salt to taste.
The kind you buy in a jar, is usually a smooth paste.
Hope this helped you! :)
Ah, looks lovely. Perhaps an aubergine chutney might do for your UK audience! Thank you!
I don't know what aubergine chutney is, but I'm sure you're right. :) And you're welcome!
It's a savoury pickle made with roast aubergines and other ingredients. Mustard seeds usually feature. It is popular in Indian cooking and you can usually get it in the UK. Probably quite a bit different from Ajvar relish, but maybe similar enough to substitute?
This is one of the things that's great about communities like this: finding out about new and different ingredients. I'm going to look out for this one or make it from scratch (once I have a working grill).
I'm not sure, because Ajvar Relish has red peppers as the main ingredient. At least the store bought kind. But it never hurts to try! Could turn out great. :)
I agree. And food is something I can talk about a lot. Hahaha.
Please, let me know what you thought of the dish if you do try it. :)
hey! really want to try this, is that 2 cups of lentils? (sorry, from canada here)
You should! It's really good. It's not quite 2 cups, but this is the kind of recipe that you really don't have to be too strict. I sometimes use more potatoes for example, because I love it. I hope you try it and like it. :)
2dl is equal to 200ml, which would be about 4/5 of a cup, since 1 cup is around 250ml. ;D
I'm from Canada too. :D
you have 2 dl of red lentils.......please, what's a dl? Thanx! :)
Edited at 2013-10-17 10:48 pm (UTC)
2 deciliters (dl) equals about 1 cup. I just measured it to be completely sure, so I didn't tell you the wrong thing. Hope you try it and like it! :)
Sounds interesting, I will have to try it!
By ajvar relish you mean the 'sauce' widely used in the territory of former Yugoslavia?
Please, do! :)
Oh, dear... I have no idea, but it's a thick reddish sauce made with red peppers and aubergine. I left the recipe in one of the other comments. I usually just buy the ready made kind, I'm afraid. :)
I wondered if perhaps there was any chances of some other cuisine having something called the same way, but I see from your other comment that it's *that* ajvar. :)
Yes, a lot of sauces and such can resemble something similar. I wasn't sure when I typed out the recipe if Ajvar Relish was something only to be found here in Sweden or if it was known all over the world. Still don't know. :)
I bought ajvar to make djuvec rice, so I'd say yes. :)
Great! I hope you'll like it. :)