Spicy French Lentils Spiked With Mustard

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Total Time:
15-30 minutes
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Category: Vegan Recipe
Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Simmer Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • 1 cup - French Puy Lentils (can substitute with whole green lentils or Masoor)
  • 1 12-oz package of frozen spinach, preferably thawed
  • 1 onion, thinly sliced
  • 4-5 cloves of garlic, thinly sliced
  • 1 large tomato, diced
  • 2 tsp - black mustard seeds, ground into a powder in a food processor of coffee grinder
  • 1 tbsp - canola or other vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp - cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp - red chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp - turmeric (optional)

How to Make Spicy French Lentils Spiked With Mustard

  • Boil together the spinach and lentils until the lentils are tender.
  • Heat the oil in a saucepan. Add the cumin seeds and, when they sputter, add the sliced onions.
  • Saute the onions until translucent, and then add the garlic. Stir-fry for another minute.
  • Add the tomatoes, chilli powder, turmeric and mustard-seed powder. Stir together for about a minute.
  • Add the lentils-spinach mixture and stir in.
  • Add salt to taste.
  • Bring the curry to a boil, then lower the heat and simmer for five minutes.
  • Serve hot with rice or chapattis.
  • Recipe Courtesy: Holy Cow Vegan