Thursday, January 24, 2013

curried lentils

I love lentils, because they're high in protein, easy to make, and I can eat the leftovers for a full week!
Oh, and did I mention they're delicious too?

  • 1 yellow onion chopped
  • 1 Tbl. olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic diced
  • 1 Tbl. curry powder
  • 1 tsp. turmeric
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. chili powder
  • 3/4 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 cup dried lentils rinsed
  • 1 can diced tomatoes drained
  • 4 cups water

1. In a large skillet, sauté the chopped onion in a little olive oil, until the onion is soft
2. Throw in the diced garlic, and cook it with the onion for about 1 more minute
3. Stir in all the spices- the curry powder, turmeric, cumin, salt, chili powder & cinnamon & give it a good stir so the onion & garlic mixture is coated
4. Add in the rinsed lentils, diced tomatoes, 4 cups of water, and let the entire concoction simmer for about 30 minutes, or until the lentils are tender, and most of the water has been absorbed
5. When the lentils are soft, season it to your liking, serve it up & then gobble it down :)