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Sensationally spicy lentils

By Jen G on 3rd Jun, 2017

Sensationally spicy lentils


  1. Follow packet instrucitons to pre-soak lentils  - some need soaking for an hour, some 24 hours.
  2. Boil the lentils in the water with the pinch of salt. Skim the scum from the top a few times until there's none left.
  3. Add the turmeric, garam masala and ginger and turn down to a simmer, cover with a lid, cook for approx an hour, stirring often until lentils tender and cooked.
  4. At the end of the hour, cook with the lid off for a bit longer to reduce down the lquid if there's some left.
  5. Meanwhile add the olive oil to a small pan and heat to medium, not too hot, now add the cumin, garlic and chillies, in that order, with 20 seconds in between until everything is lightly toasted.
  6. Take it immediately off the heat and pour the oil straight into the lentils whilst it's still hot.
  7. Serve hot for a great addition to an easy curry night.

Recipe Notes

Serve however you like - a great side dish to any curry or as a virtuos veggie dish a dollop of yoghurt and rice or chapatis.

vegetarian  / spicy  / indian  / easy
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