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Tangy Lentil Stew Without the Vindaloo

Vindaloo--an Indian curry dish--usually is made with meat and is fiery hot, but this lentil stew, even though it uses similar spices to those found in vindaloos, is mild, savory, and tangy. The stew also is high in protein, fiber, and vitamins and low in fat. Plenty of vegetables meld their flavors with paprika, cumin, and cardamom to give the stew depth, and tomato paste adds richness to the stew without the need for meat. Although I use chicken broth in my stew, you can substitute vegetable broth if you'd prefer a veggie-only version of the stew. I cook my lentils first before adding them to the stew, but, if you'd