Curried Lentils

Did tell you before that I absolutely love lentils? Red, green, brown...whichever! Lentils are an excellent source of protein and they are very rich in B vitamins and several minerals. I use lentils in a number of vegetarian dishes as well. Next time you go to the grocery store, be sure to pick up a pack or two!




Ingredients
1/2 cup celery hearts, chopped
1 large carrot, sliced in rounds
1/2 cup onions, finely chopped
1 tsp garlic, minced
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp madras curry
water
1 cup lentils
Salt and pepper to taste

Preparation
  • Heat oil in a sauce pan
  • Add garlic, onion, celery, carrot and curry. Sauté for 2 minutes then pour in 1/2 cup water.
  • Add lentils and continue to stir, thoroughly mixing all ingredients. (about 2 minutes)
  • Pour 5 cups water to pan and cook over medium heat until lentils become soft, about 10 minutes. (test by squeezing between your fingers)
  • At this time, add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Cook until water has reduced and mixture thickens and appears creamy



Can be served with rice or used as a dip with plantain chips

4 comments:

  1. I have to try this one because I bet its full of fiber also. I've never cooked lentils, beans yes, but never lentils. Do you serve this over rice or eat it alone?

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    1. Either way works. I make lentil burgers, lentil dip... I have to post those recipes too.. but I often use lentils as a meat substitute. Lentil soup is one of my favorite soups too.

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  2. I have never cooked lentils...Is it similar to a bean texture?

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    1. Lentils are legumes with a similar texture to a bean but it is a lot smaller. They typically come in 2 colors and are very flavorful and cooks very quickly.

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