Average: 5 (2 votes)
Active time
20 minutes
Total time
40 minutes
6 Servings

1 tablespoon olive oil

2 cloves garlic, minced1 (2-inch) knob of ginger, peeled and roughly chopped

1 small onion, chopped

1 ½ tablespoons curry powder

2 teaspoons brown sugar

½ teaspoon ground cumin

½ teaspoon ground coriander

2 cups peeled and diced Kabocha squash (can substitute any other winter squash)

1 (13.5-ounce) can light coconut milk

1 ½ cups vegetable broth

1 cup dried red lentils

1 (15-ounce can) chickpeas, drained and rinsed

1 packed cup baby spinach



  1. In a mortar and pestle, pound the garlic and ginger into a paste. Set aside. 
  2. In a heavy, medium pot, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the onion and cook until fragrant, about 3 minutes. Add the ginger and garlic and cook for another minute. Next, add the curry powder, brown sugar, cumin, and coriander. Stir until combined. 
  3. Add the squash, coconut milk, and broth; simmer for 10 minutes, or until the squash is tender. Next, add the lentils and chickpeas and simmer for another 15 minutes. Once the lentils are cooked, add the spinach. Season with salt and pepper to taste. 


Recipe and photo courtesy of the American Pulse Association


Calories: 320
Total Fat: 8g
Saturated Fat: 3g
Sodium: 210mg
Carbohydrate: 50g
Fiber: 11g
Protein: 14g

Yield: 6 Servings

How'd it Taste?

Looks delicious, How much is a serving ? 1/2 c OR 1 cup? Thank you
A serving is a generous cup. Enjoy!
Shaari Unger
Yum! Served over qucinoa. I only had a little squash so I added carrots and jicama. I also added chopped celery when I added the onions.

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