A filling side dish for all lovers of Indian cuisine. Filled with potatoes and lentils this not only a beautiful presentation but also a filling one.
1/2 cup red lentils, picked over for stones
2 tablespoons corn oil
2 teaspoons cumin seeds
1 small onion, finely diced
1 teaspoon ginger, ground
1 green chili, diced seeds removed
4 medium potatoes, peeled and cubed
2 teaspoons sea salt
2 teaspoons cumin, ground
1 teaspoon coriander, ground
1 teaspoon turmeric
1 tablespoons cilantro, fresh and chopped
1. In a small bowl, add lentils cleaning several times until water runs clear. In a small saucepan add 1 cup of water, bring to boil and add lentils. Reduce to simmer, cover and allow cooking 10 minutes. In a sauté pan on medium heat add oil, add cumin seeds allow to cook 1 minute then add onion and chilies, cook 8 minutes.
2. Add potatoes to sauté pan. Add salt, ginger, cumin, coriander, turmeric and cilantro, stir well. Allow to cook 2 minutes. Add 1/2 cup water, reduce heat to medium low, cover and cook 10 minutes. Meanwhile with a hand blender puree lentils and their water. Add lentils to sauté pan, mix. Sauté on low 2 minutes.
Yields: 4 servings