Cholent (Vegan Jewish Stew)

First some Wiki Gyan time: Cholent (in Yiddish) or hamin (in Hebrewן‎) is a traditional Jewish stew simmered overnight, for 12 hours or more, and eaten for lunch on the Sabbath. Cholent was developed over the centuries to conform with Jewish religious laws that prohibit cooking on the Sabbath. The pot is brought to boil on Friday before the Sabbath begins, and kept on a hotplate, or placed in a slow oven or electric slow cooker until the following day.

Well I just followed the recipe from veganomicon and Isa’s version of vegan cholent was done in exactly 45minutes. This tasted awesome, very hearty & filling. Isa suggests serving it over rice or with bread, but I went with polenta. I made a few changes to the recipe to accommodate what I have in the pantry.

Cholent (Vegan Jewish Stew)
Recipe adapted from Veganomicon.
First some Wiki Gyan time: Cholent (in Yiddish) or hamin (in Hebrewן‎) is a traditional Jewish stew simmered overnight, for 12 hours or more, and eaten for lunch on the Sabbath. Cholent was developed over the centuries to conform with Jewish religious laws that prohibit cooking on the Sabbath. The p...

Cholent (Jewish Stew)

Summary

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  • Coursesoups & stews
  • CuisineJewish
  • Yield4 servings 4 serving
  • Cooking Time45 minutesPT0H45M
  • Preparation Time20 minutesPT0H20M
  • Total Time1 hour, 5 minutesPT1H5M

Ingredients

Onion – large, chopped
1
Potatoes – large, chopped into cubes
2
Carrot – medium, chopped
1
Kidney beans – 1½ cups cooked
15oz. cans of
TVP chunks (Soy chunks like Nutrella)
1 cup
Peas – fresh/ thawed if frozen
1 cup
Tomato paste
2tbsps
Tomato puree
1 cup
Garlic
2 cloves
Bay leaves
2
Caraway seeds (Shah jeera)
½tsp
Salt & Pepper
to taste

Steps

  1. Heat 2tbsp oil in a large soup pot; add onions and sauté till they turn translucent, about 5-6 minutes.
  2. Add garlic, caraway seeds, salt and pepper and cook for another minute.
  3. Add potatoes, carrots, TVP chunks, bay leaves, tomato puree & tomato paste along with 3 cups of water. Cover and cook for about 25-30 minutes or until the veggies are tender.
  4. Add kidney beans & peas, cook till they are heated through. Serve hot with rice, polenta or bread. It tasted awesome reheated for lunch too.
Cholent (Vegan Jewish Stew)
Cholent (Vegan Jewish Stew)
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