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Marag dal is a popular Arabian Gulf stew that's typically made with red lentils, potatoes, and spices. Martha's version is even heartier, thanks to the addition of butternut squash, sweet onion, chickpeas, and kale.

Martha Stewart's Cooking School, Episode 503


Credit: Bobbi Lin

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For the Stew
For the Yogurt-Herb Sauce


Instructions Checklist
  • Make the stew: Heat oil in a large Dutch oven over medium. Add onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 5 minutes. Stir in thyme, garlic, squash, turmeric, lentils, and stock. Bring to a simmer and cook until squash is almost tender when pierced with the tip of a sharp knife, 10 to 12 minutes.

  • Stir in chickpeas and kale and simmer until kale is tender, about 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.

  • Make the yogurt-herb sauce: Stir to combine yogurt, parsley, and lime juice in a small bowl. Season with salt and pepper.

  • Ladle stew into a serving bowl and serve dolloped with yogurt sauce. Garnish with parsley sprigs.