Monday, August 22, 2011

Lentils with Indian Spices

I've tried lentil "meatloaf," lentil tacos and lentil soup, but Indian Lentils are better than them all! Made with warm spices, the dish leaves you feeling satisfied and comforted. If you do not have the Garam Masala called for in the recipe, you can make your own with the instructions below.

Double, triple or quadruple the recipe if you like!
Simmer 1 cup lentils in 2 cups water with 2 teaspoons Garam Masala and 1/2 onion, chopped, until lentils are tender, about 40 minutes. Serve over brown rice.

GARAM MASALA (all spices listed below are ground)
1 Tb. cumin
1 1/2 tsp. coriander
1 1/2 tsp. cardamom
1 1/2 tsp. black pepper OR 1/4 - 1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. cloves
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1/2 tsp. ginger
Mix & store in an airtight container. Makes enough for 4 batches of Indian Lentils.

To your health and happiness,

1 comment:

  1. Hooray!!!! I've been looking for a mix for garam masala because it's so expensive to buy. Thank you!