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Indian Spiced Lentils…

on June 26, 2012

I have to admit, I am a little crazy about Indian spices…  🙂

This is a very simple, very healthy one pot recipe that we make at least once a week.

Ingredients: 1c red lentils, 2 tbsp coconut oil, 6-8 cloves garlic, 2 onions, 1-2 tbsp ginger, 1 tsp of cumin, 1 tbsp fenugreek/tumeric, 2 tbsp coriander, .5 tsp salt/pepper, 3 tbsp tomato paste, cilantro.

  • rinse and soak lentils while you are prepping the rest of the ingredients
  • chop garlic and add to your pot once your oil has melted, cook 2-3 minutes (medium heat)
  • add diced onions and cook another 5 minutes
  • add all your spices, including freshly grated ginger and cook another 2-3 minutes
  • add tomato paste and stir until everything is blended nicely
  • drain your lentils and add them to the pot
  • cover with 4c of water, bring to a boil, back down to medium heat and put a lid on it!  🙂
  • add half your cilantro after lentils have absorbed most of the water (20ish minutes) and the remainder just before you serve….salt and pepper to taste…………………………and voila!

I hope you enjoy this one as much as we do…..happy eating!!

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10 responses to “Indian Spiced Lentils…

  1. Candy says:

    Hi, I really like your blog and have just nomimated you for the Versatile Blogger Award! Find out what it’s all about here: http://lovelybuns.wordpress.com/2012/06/27/versatile-blogger-award-2/

  2. hännah says:

    I couldn’t agree more about indian spices. They can make even the most basic ingredients into an exciting dinner. This looks delicious!

  3. Yum! I need more lentils in my life. Thanks for solving that problem. 🙂

  4. I LOVE lentils. This is similar to a soup I make, but I add a couple tablespoons of peanut butter.

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