Monday, September 12, 2011

Easy Curried Lentils

This is a really great meal for a weeknight. It's quick, delicious, and has really simple ingredients. It'll only take about 30 minutes from start to finish.
Serve it with naan or over rice and with a nice leafy salad.

Curried Lentils
The Complete Vegetarian Cookbook 

1 C red lentils
2 C vegetable stock
1/2 tsp turmeric powder

1 tbs butter (or ghee if you can find it!)
1 chopped onion (about a 11/2 C)
2 gloves garlic, minced
1 large green chilli, seeded and finely chopped
2 tsp each: ground cumin and ground coriander

2 large tomatoes, chopped
1/2 C coconut milk

Put the lentils, water, and turmeric into a large pot. Bring the mixture to a boil and then let it simmer for about ten minutes, until the lentils are almost cooked. 
Meanwhile, saute the onions in the butter for about five minutes, until the begin to soften. Add the garlic, chilli, and spices and sautee the mixture a little while longer.
Add the onion mixture to the lentils and stir in the tomatoes. Let it all simmer together for about five minutes. When you are ready to serve it, stir in the coconut milk and reheat it a little if necessary.

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