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Curried Lentils

on April 1, 2013

Indian Spiced Lentils

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.

Lentils are a good source of protein, fiber, vitamins and minerals… you should really eat some!  🙂

What you’ll need…

  • 1c of red lentils
  • 2tbsp of coconut oil
  • 6-8 cloves of garlic
  • 2 onions
  • a yam/sweet potato or two
  • 1-2 tbsp of ginger
  • 1tbsp of cumin seeds
  • 1tbsp fenugreek
  • 1tbsp turmeric (fresh turmeric is awesome!)
  • 2tbsp coriander
  • a pinch of cinnamon
  • a pinch of asafoetida (optional)
  • 1/4c of tomato paste
  • a big handful of cilantro
  • S & P to taste

Rinse and soak lentils while you are prepping the rest of the ingredients.

Melt the coconut oil and add in the chopped garlic and cumin seeds.  Let those sizzle for two or three minutes on medium heat.

Add in the diced onions and cook another five minutes.

Add all your spices, including the freshly grated ginger and cook another two to three minutes.

Add in your grated yams (if you choose to use them) and the tomato paste and give it all a good stir until everything is nicely bended.

Give your lentils another good rinse and toss them in to the pot.

Cover the fragrant deliciousness with four cups of water, bring to a boil, back down to low to medium heat and put a lid on it!  🙂

Add half your cilantro after lentils have absorbed most of the water (20ish minutes – add more water if you wish) and the remainder of the cilantro 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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2 responses to “Curried Lentils

  1. Tanni says:

    This looks and sounds delicious! I LOVE Indian food too! 🙂

  2. Simply Dish says:

    Thank you…. I really could eat this for breakfast! 🙂

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