Spiced Lentils in Tomato Sauce

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75 min

Spiced Lentils in Tomato Sauce

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Time

75 min

Serving

4 persons

Calories

0

Rating

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Author: Monica Feluchi

Mmm… This dish is so amazing - nutrient, fragrant, healthy and exquisitely tasty! The dish we are talking about is “Sliced lentils in tomato sauce”. Your family will certainly like this traditional Indian dish. I am sure you will be asked for more!

Ingredients

  • green lentils : 1 cup
  • basmati rice : 1 cup
  • salt : 1 tsp
  • onion : 1 piece
  • ginger : 1 piece (1 cm)
  • carrots : 1 piece
  • tomatoes : 2 piece
  • oil : 3 Tbsp
  • curry : 2 tsp (powder)
  • garam masala : 1 tsp (optional)
  • red ground pepper : 0.25 tsp
  • sugar : 1 tsp
  • cilantro : 1 bunch (small)
  • lemon juice : 2 Tbsp

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Stages of cooking

  1. Wash the lentils, take a pot, pour 2.5 cups water in it, add lentils, bring to a boil, then add salt and cook on low heat for about 20-30 minutes.

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  2. Take another pot. Rinse the rice, put into boiling water, cover with the lid and cook over low heat for 10-12 minutes.

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  3. Peel the onion and ginger and chop them well. Peel the carrot, slice into thin strips. Chop the cilantro, add 2 tablespoons of squeezed lemon juice. Blanch the tomatoes, peel them and cut into small cubes.

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  4. Take a frying pan and heat the oil over medium heat, sauté the onion and ginger for about 3 minutes.

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  5. Add curry, garam masala, red pepper and cook for about one minute, stirring the dish.

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  6. Then add the carrot and cook for 3 more minutes, stirring it well.

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  7. Now, add tomatoes, 0.5 cup of hot water, and 1 teaspoon of sugar.  Stir the dish well once again, cover with a lid and stew for about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.

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  8. Finally, add the lentils and cook for about 5 minutes. When done, sprinkle the dish with lemon juice and chopped cilantro, mix well and serve over the cooked rice. Bon appétit!

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