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       Title: Armenian Pumpkin Stew
  Categories: Stews, Low fat
       Yield: 1 servings
       1/2 ts coriander seed
       1/2 ts cardamom seed
       1/2 ts ground cinnamon
         1 ts cumin seed
         1    clove
         2 TB vegetable oil
         2 lb lamb, cubed  -- cut into
         2    inch chun
         1 lg onion  -- peeled and minced
         4    cloves garlic  -- peeled and
   :          minced
         2    carrots  -- peeled and cut
   :          into
         1    celery root  -- peeled and
   :          cut into
         4 lg red ripe tomatoes  -- peeled
   :          cored and se
         1    acorn squash  -- peeled and
   :          cut into
         2 qt chicken broth  -- or beef
   :          broth
         1 lg pumpkin  -- about 5 pounds,
   :          clea
         1 c  Basmati rice  -- uncooked
       1/2 ts salt
         1 ts freshly ground black pepper
       1/4 c  coriander leaves  -- minced
       3/4 c  parsley leaves  -- minced
   1.  Combine coriander, cardamom, cinnamon, cumin and
   clove in a spice mill or coffee grinder.  Grind until
   smooth.  Set aside.  Head a tblsp of oil in large,
   heavy-bottom saucepan.  Add the lamb in one layer.
   Sprinkle with the spice mixture.  Seer over medium
   heat until lightly browned, about 3-5 minutes.  Remove
   the lamb from the pan and set aside. 2.  Add the onion
   and garlic to the pan.  Saute, stirring frequently,
   until translucent, about 5 minutes.  Add the carrots,
   celery root, tomatoes, and acorn squash. Add the
   broth.  Return lamb to the pan. Partly cover and
   gently simmer until the lamb is tender, about 1.5 to 2
   hours.  Season with salt and pepper. 3. Meanwhile,
   preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  Place the pumpkin on
   a baking sheet.  Brush the outside with the remaining
   oil. Bake until tender, about 45 to 60 minutes.  Cook
   the rice according to package directions, set aside.
   4.  To assemble, place the pumpkin in a serving dish.
   Fill with the lamb stew.  Divide the rice among 4
   warmed bowls. Ladle the stew from the pumpkin over the
   rice.  Garnish with coriander and parsley. Serve
   immediately.  Yield: 4-6 servings.
   Recipe By     : NYTimes Magazine 11/15/92