Whole Red Lentils with Toasted Spices

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Total Time:
15-30 minutes
Serves: 6
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

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

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  • 1 cup - whole red lentils (masoor), cooked until tender
  • 1 tbsp - canola or other vegetable oil
  • 1 red onion, sliced
  • 1 tsp - sugar
  • 4-5 cloves garlic, chopped into large pieces
  • 1 tbsp - coriander seeds
  • 1 14-oz can of diced tomatoes or 2 tomatoes, diced
  • 1 tsp - cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp - chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp - turmeric powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tbsp - coriander leaves, chopped

How to Make Whole Red Lentils with Toasted Spices

  • In a skillet, toast the cumin and coriander seeds for 3-4 minutes until fragrant. Remove to the blender.
  • Then toast the garlic in the skillet until it starts getting brown spots.
  • Also add to blender along with the tomatoes. Blend until smooth.
  • Heat oil and add onions and sugar. Cook on a medium flame for about 10 minutes until the onions turn brown.
  • Add the blended mixture of tomatoes and spices, chilli powder, turmeric and salt, and cook until the mixture starts drying and turns a few shades darker.
  • Add the lentils and cook for another 10 minutes.
  • Garnish with coriander and serve hot.
  • Recipe Courtesy: Holy Cow Vegan