Spiced Lentils

Spiced Lentils
30 min.


for 4 servings
1 ½ cups Red lentils (rinsed)
2 bay leaves
1 teaspoon salt
1 Cinnamon stick
3 tablespoons clarified butter (or oil)
1 onion (finely chopped)
2 cloves garlic (finely chopped)
fresh Ginger root (peeled and grated)
2 teaspoons Turmeric
1 teaspoon Cumin powder
½ teaspoon Garam Masala
1 teaspoon Chili powder
lemons (juiced)
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon chopped Cilantro
papadum (to serve)
Cilantro (to garnish)
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Preparation steps

Step 1/4
Put the lentils, bay leaves, salt and cinnamon stick in pan with 3 cups of water, bring to a boil and simmer for 15 minutes, stirring from time to time, or until the lentils are soft. Add more water if needed to prevent the mixture becoming dry. Discard the bay leaves and cinnamon stick and set aside.
Step 2/4
Heat the butter in a pan and gently fry the onion until soft but not brown then add the garlic, ginger, turmeric, cumin, garam masala and chile powder. Cook for 2 minutes then stir in the cooked lentils.
Step 3/4
Add the lemon juice, season with salt and pepper and gently cook for 5 more minutes, stirring all the time to prevent burning.
Step 4/4
Stir in the chopped cilantro and serve garnished with the cilantro leaves and the poppadums alongside.