Red lentils are an excellent replacement for meat, with their rich brown color and sweet, nutty flavor adding interest to any dish. Meat eaters will still love this dish though, and avoiding meat in every meal has some real health benefits.
Recipe: Red Lentil Curry
- 375 g packet of red lentils
- 500 ml water
- 50 g butter
- 2 large onions, chopped
- Piece of fresh root ginger, about 50 g, peeled and grated (Hint – keep pieces of ginger in the freezer in a small zip lock bag, and grate while still frozen)
- 2 tablespoon ground coriander
- 1 teaspoon garam masala
- Half teaspoon chilli powder
- 1 teaspoon ground cardamom
- 1 large can of tomatoes, roughly chopped
- Cook lentils on low heat in the 500 ml water for about 20 minutes.
- Meanwhile, heat butter in large pan and fry onions until golden, then add garlic and ginger and fry for a further few minutes.
- Add the spices and fry for about 2 minutes, stirring.
- Stir in tomatoes, 200 ml of water and salt to taste.
- Cover and simmer the sauce for about 15 minutes, add lentils and cook for 10 minutes more.
Preparation time: 10 minute(s)
Cooking time: 30 minute(s)
Diet tags: Gluten free
Number of servings (yield): 4
Culinary tradition: Indian (Northern)
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