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Indian-Spiced Lentils in Tomato Sauce

Indian-Spiced Lentils in Tomato Sauce step-by-step recipe | vegelicacy.com
"Mmm… It's so amazing dish - nutrient, fragrant, healthy and exquisitely tasty! I am sure you will be asked for more!"

Ingredients Serves 4

  • 1 cup green lentils
  • 1 cup basmati rice
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 onion
  • 1.5 inch ginger root
  • 1 carrot
  • 2-3 ripe tomatoes
  • 3 tbsp oil
  • 2 tsp curry powder
  • 1 tsp garam masala (optional)
  • 1/3 tsp red ground pepper
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • Small bucn cilantro

Method

  1. Wash the lentils, put into a pan, pour 2.5 cups water, bring to a boil, then add 1 teaspoon salt and cook over low heat for 20-30 minutes.

    Indian-Spiced Lentils in Tomato Sauce
  2. Rinse the rice, put into boiling water, cook covered over low heat for 10-12 minutes.

    Indian-Spiced Lentils in Tomato Sauce
  3. Peel the onion and ginger, cut them finely. Peel the carrot, cut into thin strips. Chop up the cilantro, squeeze 2 tablespoon lemon juice. Blanch the tomatoes, peel them and cut into small cubes.

    Indian-Spiced Lentils in Tomato Sauce
  4. In a frying pan heat the oil over medium high heat, saute the onion and ginger for 3 minutes.

    Indian-Spiced Lentils in Tomato Sauce
  5. Add the spices (curry, garam masala, red pepper) and cook stiring for one minute.

    Indian-Spiced Lentils in Tomato Sauce
  6. Then add the carrot and cook for 3 minutes, stiring often.

    Indian-Spiced Lentils in Tomato Sauce
  7. Add the tomatoes, pour 1/2 cup of hot water, add 1 teaspoon sugar, stir well, cover with a lid and stew for 15 minutes, stiring occasionally.

    Indian-Spiced Lentils in Tomato Sauce
  8. Add the lentils, cook for 5 minutes. When done, add the lemon juice and chopped cilantro, mix well and serve over the cooked rice.

    Indian-Spiced Lentils in Tomato Sauce

Author: vegelicacy

Posted on: 1 December 2013

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Diet type: vegan
Category: main course
Difficulty: easy
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Filifionka 20 March 2014
This is the best Indian food I've ever eaten, I'm serious. And now I can make it by myself !

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