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Braised Black Beluga Lentils and Veggies

Braised Black Beluga Lentils and Veggies

Little O
A nutrient-dense comfort food that the entire family can enjoy - including baby!
Stage 2+
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Course Dinner, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine American, Indian
Servings 5 people

Equipment

  • Stove
  • Veggie Peeler
  • Strainer
  • Mesh Strainer (optional)
  • Cutting Board
  • Chef's Knife
  • Garlic Press or Mallet
  • Medium Stock Pot
  • Food Processor

Ingredients
  

  • 3 cups Black beluga lentils can sub in brown lentils
  • 1 bunch Organic curly kale approx. 3 cups of leaves
  • 4 large Carrots about 3.5 cups diced
  • 1 cup Yellow Onion 2 small onions
  • 1/3 cup Extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 T Madras Curry Powder we use a salt-free version
  • 2 cloves Peeled Garlic
  • 1/4 tsp Salt optional
  • 5 cups Vegetable stock

Instructions
 

  • Carefully sort/examine lentils - look for rocks or other debris
  • Rinse lentils and strain in mesh strainer (add pic)
  • Remove skin and chop onion in large chunks
  • Finely dice onion in food processor along with garlic cloves
  • Wash carrots and kale
  • Cut leaves off of kale stems and put in food processor until finely chopped
  • Peel carrots, chop in chunks and put in food processor until finely diced
  • Add Olive oil to pot and bring to medium heat
  • Add carrots, onion and garlic and let Sautee for about 7-8 minutes until veggies are softened - stirring frequently
  • Stir in lentils
  • Add veggie stock and kale and stir
  • Reduce heat to medium-low, cover and let simmer for 35 40 minutes until lentils are soft, but still hold their shape
  • Serve warm for everyone 10 mos. +
  • For families with babies eating stage 2 foods (typically 7-9 mos.), set aside desired amount and let cool.
  • Once cool add to food processor or blender and puree to desired consistency.
  • Reheat and serve to baby after feeding breastmilk or formula.

Notes

This dish is great with oyster crackers or warm, crusty bread and butter. 
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Keyword babyfood, lentils, stews