The leaves are changing, the air is feeling crisp, and the days are getting shorter. This means just one thing — Gingerbread Ale season is here! Spiced with cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg, our holiday porter is a perfect match for pumpkin dishes with similar spicing — especially this awesome recipe for Pumpkin Red Lentil Dahl.
We found today's super tasty vegetarian recipe comes on the Meatless Monday website, whom in turn receieved the recipe from Emily of Well Fed, Flat Broke. Once we read the ingredients, we knew it was a perfect match for our Gingerbread Ale. But don't take our word for it, try it for yourself!
Pumpkin Red Lentil Dahl
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil
- 1 onion, chopped
- 5 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, minced
- 2 jalapeño peppers, minced
- 1 tablespoon ground cumin
- 2 teaspoons chili powder
- 1 teaspoon mustard powder
- 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
- 1 teaspoon ground coriander
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 2 pounds sugar pumpkin, peeled, seeded and cubed
- 2 cups red lentils, rinsed and picked over
- 1 14 ounce can coconut water
- 2 teaspoons salt
- cilantro, chopped for garnish
Place the oil in a large, heavy-bottomed pot over medium-high heat. Add the onions, garlic, ginger and peppers and cook for 4-6 minutes, or until the onions are translucent. Season with the cumin, chili powder, mustard powder, turmeric, coriander and cinnamon.
Add the cubed pumpkin and lentils to the pot, stirring to coat all the ingredients evenly in the spices. Pour in the coconut water and 3-4 cups water, or enough water to just cover the pumpkin and lentils.
Add the salt to the pot. Bring to a boil, turn heat down to medium-low, cover and cook for 25-30 minutes, or until the lentils have swelled and most of the liquid has been absorbed. Taste and adjust seasoning if desired.
Pair with Bison's Organic Gingerbread Ale! Cheers!
Uncover and let rest 5 minutes before serving. Divide into 6 portions, sprinkle each with chopped cilantro and enjoy!
Bison Brewing Company is an official Meatless Monday organization dedicated to lowering its carbon footprint by choosing to abstain from meat on Mondays. Our goal at Bison Brewing Company is to inspire the craft beer community to rally along with the millions of other people, like us, who support the Meatless Monday movement. We also urge everyone to take the extra step towards sustainability on Meatless Monday by pledging to drink green (local and organic) as well!!