1 tbsp olive oil 2 tbsp finely chopped onion 1 cup lentils, rinsed 3 cups water 1 can (10 ounces) diced tomatoes 1/2 tsp minced garlic 1 cup long-grain white rice 1-1/2 tsp grated fresh ginger 1 tbsp curry powder 2 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice 2 tbsp chopped fresh cilantro
Heat olive oil in large, heavy saucepan or skillet. Add onion and cook over medium-low heat until onion is softened but not browned, about 2 to 3 minutes. Add rinsed and drained lentils and water. Cover and bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes. Add tomatoes with juice to the pan. Stir in the garlic, rice, ginger, and curry powder and cook covered 15 to 20 minutes or until lentils are softened but still somewhat firm, or done to your taste. Add more water as needed so mixture doesn't dry out. Remove from heat and stir in lemon juice, garnish with cilantro.
Just made a pot of this and loved it. I had to sub powders for garlic and ginger, omitted the onion, used brown rice, and it turned out delicious! Those who said it wasn't salty enough maybe need to cut back? I eat very little salt and this tasted great to me. Great high fibre side for meat dishes!
I really loved this and love it's versatility. I tried the garam masala and loved it, but would try curry too. Will also try adding some cooked chicken to simmer in the spices and tomato. Looking forward to trying lots of variations. I also add spinach for an added boost!
THis was flavorless until I added some vegetabel bullion. Then it was OK; however; it improved with age. So I would make it again with a few adjustments to the recipe and would wait at least 24 hours before I ate it.
Very good!! I used the spiced red pepper canned tomatoes for a little extra kick, also added some finely chopped turkey sausage for my meat eaters. Definitely adding this one to my meal plan.
I come from India. And this is almost a staple diet for some of us. Love it. Thanks Paula for sharing. One option is to pressure cook the lentils - with a ratio of 1:1 Lentils 1 Water 1. You can try this with Kidney Beans as well - dont know how it will affec the calories though :-)
Where's the salt? This was tasteless. When I added quite a bit of salt to the finished product, it wasn't half bad. I'll probably make again adding a tsp of salt. (admittedly I used fresh tomatoes. Does that make a difference?)
Had this for dinner tonight. I made a few changes, based on the ingredients I had. Instead of canned tomatoes I used 1lb fresh, instead of rice I used a can of brown chickpeas and the only lentils I had were red, which go mushy when cooked. I ended up with a lovely thick almost-soup - delicious!!!