2 cubes tomato bouillon with chicken flavoring (such as Knorr®)
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1 cup chopped yellow onion
2 large cloves garlic
1 teaspoon dried fenugreek leaves
1 bay leaf
½ teaspoon ground cumin
½ teaspoon ground coriander
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 cup lentils
1 cup peeled and chopped butternut squash
1 large carrot
1 celery stalk
½ cup chopped fresh green beans
¼ cup frozen peas
1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro (Optional)
Stir hot water and tomato bouillon together in a bowl until dissolved.
Heat oil over medium heat in a Dutch oven or large pot. Add onion; cook and stir until starting to soften, about 3 minutes. Stir in garlic, fenugreek leaves, bay leaf, cumin, coriander, cinnamon, salt, and cayenne pepper; cook for 1 minute more.
Stir in lentils, butternut squash, carrot, celery, and tomato bouillon. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer, stirring occasionally, until lentils have softened, about 45 minutes.
Add green beans and peas and cook for 5 minutes more. Garnish with fresh cilantro.