Lentil Stew

Serves 1 to 2


1/2 onion

1 inch cube ginger 1 clove garlic

1 cup french lentils

2 tbsp canola oil

1/2 tsp cumin seeds

1/2 lemon juiced

salt to taste

1/2 garam masala (or 1/2 tsp curry powder)

cilantro chopped (optional)


• Boil or pressure cook lentils in salty water

(1/2 tsp salt, 3 cups water). When they are tender to the touch, set aside.

• Peel and puree onion, garlic, and ginger in a blender.

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• Heat the oil in a pot and add cumin seeds.

• When the cumin seeds sizzle, turn the heat low, and add the onion-ginger-garlic paste.

• Cook for about 5-7 minutes, until the onion puree looks pinkish or appears cooked.

• Add the cooked lentils with the remaining water.

• Add garam masala and lemon juice. Add salt and additional water to taste.

• Let the lentils cook for about 15 minutes.

• Sprinkle some chopped cilantro for a fresh flavor.

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