Indian-Spiced Lentils

October 6, 2011

Author Notes: After finding a surplus of lentils in the pantry (of which I am slowly trying to clean out), I decided to incorporate them with some spices and vegetables in the crisper drawer!mtlabor

Serves: 2

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup french green lentils
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tomato, chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon tumeric
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • juice from 1 lemon
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon garam masala
  • 1 red bell pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 1 white/yellow bell pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 1 cup chicken stock
In This Recipe

Directions

  1. In a medium pot, add lentils and cover with water. Stir in tomatoes and tumeric. Bring to a rolling boil and simmer until the lentils are soft and cooked, about 30 minutes.
  2. Heat olive oil in a large skillet under medium high heat until hot. Add bell peppers and onions. Cook until starting to soften, about 5 minutes. Add garam masala and stir until fragrant, about 1 minute. Season with salt, cayenne pepper, and lemon juice. Add lentil mixture and chicken stock. Bring to a slow boil and simmer for about 10 mins.
  3. Serve with steamed rice.

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Reviews (5) Questions (0)

5 Reviews

Jen W. July 26, 2014
This was so delicious! Thank you. Really flavorful. I used one red pepper and one zucchini and it worked well.
 
Tedi November 12, 2013
Delicious!!
 
Hilarybee January 13, 2012
I made this for dinner tonight, as part of an Indian feast. It went over great with the not-enthused about Indian crowd.
 
greeneggsandham October 14, 2011
I cannot wait to cook this for dinner!
 
ashleychasesdinner October 6, 2011
I LOVE lentils! What a great recipe! Thanks for sharing!!