Mar 22, 2009

Mixed Lentils

This beautiful mixture of spices will leave a tantalizing taste in your mouth. If you do not have more than one type of lentil go ahead and use what you have.

1/2 cup red lentils, picked over for stones
1/2 cup brown lentils, picked over for stones
1 small onion, chopped
1 (2 inch) piece of ginger
2 garlic cloves,
1 green chili, cut lengthwise (do not remove seeds)
1-1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
1 tomato, chopped
1/4 cup cilantro, chopped

1. In a large bowl add lentils, fill with water and rinse several times until water is not cloudy, drain. In a medium saucepan on medium heat add 3 cups water and lentils then bring to boil. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover pan and allow simmering 15 minutes.

2. While the lentils are cooking, add onion, ginger in garlic into food processor. Pulse until mixed. Heat

3. In a sauté pan on low-medium heat, add oil. Add chili’s, sauté for30 seconds. Add onion mix, sauté for 5 minutes. Add salt, turmeric, tomato and 2 cups water. Cook uncovered for 10 minutes. (If lentils are tender reduce heat to low and keep covered) Stir sauce into cooked lentils, add cilantro.

Yields: 4 servings

5 fabulous comments:

rekhas kitchen said...

oohh after a long time you came to my blog noor nice to see you again thanks for the lovely comment and dal looks so perfect abd great combo with naan or roti

meeso said...

Nice lentils, delicious, warm and comforting!

VG said...

Hi Noor, thanks for your comments on my blog.

Your dhall and chicken curry looks so yummy. Wish I could have some for lunch now!

Noor said...

Thanks you all, you have to try it. This was the best lentils i have had.

Recipe man said...

Ya salam!! looks great

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