Lentil curry and brown rice

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 2
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 303.1
  • Total Fat: 2.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 135.0 mg
  • Total Carbs: 59.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 13.5 g
  • Protein: 14.0 g

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Number of Servings: 2


    Lentils, 1 cup
    Onions, raw, 0.5 cup, chopped
    Canned Tomatoes, 1 can
    Lemon Juice, 1 lemon yields
    Garlic, 3 cloves, chopped
    Ginger Root, 2 tsp, grated fine
    Turmeric, ground, 1 tsp
    Chilli powder, 1 tsp
    Cumin seed/powder, 1 tsp
    Fennel powder/seeds, 1 tsp
    Brown Rice, medium grain, 1 cup
    Handful of coriander


Boil rice in 2 cups of water with a tsp of salt.

Boil lentils in a second pot with 2-3 cups of water with a tsp of salt

And in a separate pan, dry-fry the onion in shallow water until see-through.
Add ginger and garlic, then stir for 2 minutes.
Add cumin, chilli powder, turmeric and fennel and stir.
Once brown, add tomatoes and on low heat.

After 20 minutes the lentils should be soft. If not, leave for longer.
Then add to the spicy tomato mixture and stir well.
While the lentils absorb the flavour, drain the rice.
Squeeze lemon into the lentils.
And serve rice and lentil curry together
Garnish with coriander

Number of Servings: 2

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user PARUSHA.

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  • yummy - 8/7/19

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  • Very Good
    I liked it. It is very good and easy too! - 6/25/14

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  • Incredible!
    This was fabulous! Highly recommend. We added to skinless chicken for extra protein. - 11/9/12

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  • Very Good
    I enjoyed this however I think I added too much ginger when I was experimenting with using powder versus fresh. I will definitely try this again, adjusting my level of powdered ginger next time. Thanks for sharing! - 1/27/10

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  • Incredible!
    I wanted to make lentil curry but did not buy potatoes, cauliflower, eggplant, etc. and needed a recipe without all of that. This one fit the bill and was EXCELLENT! I used curry powder and celery seed instead of turmeric, chili powder, cumin, and fennel, but only because I did not have them. - 8/17/09

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