Spiced Red Lentils Recipe



Spiced Red Lentils Recipe

Spiced Red Lentils Recipe

Ingredients:
3 large green chillies, deseeded & chopped
2 cloves garlic, sliced
2T peanut or vegetable oil
1 large brown onion, peeled & chopped
2t ground cumin
1/2 cinnamon stick
300g (10 1/2oz) red lentils, rinsed
4 sprigs curry leaves, optional*
1t ground turmeric
1/2t ground ginger
1T fish sauce (optional – otherwise use more salt to season)

Preparation Instructions:
Heat oil in a medium saucepan and add onion and chilli. COver and cook stirring occasionally over a low heat until the onion is soft. Add lentils and garlic and stir for a few minutes. Add spices and curry leaves if using and add 1/2C water. Cover and bring to a simmer. Cook stirring occasionally and adding more water if it looks dry. You’ll probably use about 1 1/2C – 2C water all together. When the lentils are tender, season well with fish sauce, if using, and extra salt.

Photo credit: jules:stonesoup

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